TITLE

The Spider Web of Oversight: An Analysis of External Oversight of Higher Education

AUTHOR(S)
Lane, Jason E.
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Higher Education;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 78 Issue 6, p615
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the relationship between U.S. public institutions of higher education and state governments with regard to communication, accountability, and finance. The author examines the actions required to compensate for "information asymmetries" in communication between education and government. He notes that governance of public colleges and universities requires a blend of organizational components and explains that this study is based on assumptions from the principal-agent theory within a conceptual framework acknowledging the various external oversight agents. He explains effects of factors including delegation among administrators, students' political activities, and multi-campus systems.
ACCESSION #
28059086

 

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