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Universities flying higher

The transport used by universities and their staff is always a topic of interest. Some of our American cousins take things to a whole new level.

University Governance. With a Capital G.

Governance (with a capital ‘G’) remains one of the big issues facing universities and it has to have more prominence. If we fail to focus more efforts in this area then the possibility of new fractures will grow.

Information overload

Freedom of Information is possibly over-rated. As these examples of FOI requests to one university demonstrate.

Innovation? No thanks

A brief commentary on the latest PA Consulting Report – The Innovation Race. We’re losing it apparently.

Apocalypse now?

Are universities doomed? With the apocalyptic tone to many recent pieces on higher education you could be given for thinking universities are facing imminent disaster.

The Tea Fund Has Been Closed

Senior common rooms were for staff whereas junior common rooms were for students, usually located in halls of residence or colleges. Having removed a lot of them it looks like universities are trying to build them in again.

On influence inside universities

A dozen thoughts about internal influence in universities. Comprises a bit of a random collection of thoughts on a subject about which the author can claim no special expertise.

Playing at University Leadership

Filling the university leadership knowledge gap: Paul Greatrix looks at a piece from the Chronicle on a leadership development game run each year by the Academic Leadership and Innovation Institute in the US for future academic leaders.

The Imperfect University: Governance goings on north of the border

There seem to be governance problems all over UK higher education at the moment. Arguably though some of the biggest governance challenges are currently being faced by institutions in Scotland. One of Mike Russell’s final acts as Education Secretary in the Scottish Government was to launch a consultation on proposals for change to university governance.