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Institutional autonomy and academic freedom of universities: a comparative analysis of the western and Islamic traditions' experience.

Kasule, Umar Ahmad

Abstract:
The article provides a comparative analysis of istitutional autonomy and academic freedom in universities in the western and Islamic traditions. It gives a rich historical background of the evolution of both types and defines academic autonomy and freedom in both aspects. It provides several examples and emphasizes that institutional autonomy and academic freedom are fundamental rights of individuals in universities. The author cautions that these  rights should not act as a license for intellectuals and students to act or say what they wish with total disregard for the conditions that promote the common good and interest of humanity. This understanding is the justification of the role of regulatory bodies such as the National Council of Higher Education (NCHE).

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Document Title: Institutional autonomy and academic freedom of universities: a comparative analysis of the western and Islamic traditions' experience.
Journal: The Higher Education Review: Journal of the National Council for Higher Education
Volume: vol. 4
Issue: no.1
No. of Pages: p. 9 - 16


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:Uganda
Keywords:Autonomy, Academic Freedom, Comparative Studies, , Institutional Autonomy, Institutional Culture, Islamic universities, Regulatory agencies


File Size:51 KB
Rights:Permission granted by author and publisher
Date Added:22 January 2008


Kasule, Umar Ahmad (2007). Institutional autonomy and academic freedom of universities: a comparative analysis of the western and Islamic traditions' experience. The Uganda Higher Education Review. Journal of the National Council for Higher Education. Vol.4 no. 1, April 2007 p.9 - 16.