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The growing accountability agenda: progress or mixed blessing

Salmi, Jamil

Abstract:
Compared to the well-established tradition of accreditation in the United States, public universities in many countries have typically operated in a very autonomous manner. In the francophone countries of Africa, for example, institutions enjoy full independence in the selection (election) of their leaders and complete management autonomy. They do not have to answer for their inefficient performance. In several Latin American countries, the constitution entitles public universities to a fixed percentage of the annual budget that they are free to use without accountability. Some countries do not even have a government ministry or agency responsible for steering or supervising the tertiary education sector.

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Document Title: The growing accountability agenda: progress or mixed blessing
Journal: International Higher Education
Volume: 50
Issue: Winter


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:International
Keywords:Accountability, Public Service, Accreditation, Administration, Role of Universities, Transformation


File Size:51 KB
Date Added:28 September 2011


The growing accountability agenda: progress or mixed blessing