Trends in the Governance of Asian Open Universities: Preliminary Findings
Like all organisations, good governance is fundamental to responsible and accountable management of universities. There have been studies on governance of universities but almost all address the conventional, face to face institutions. Open universities on account of the semi industrial managerial processes required to efficiently operate the large systems, multiple locations, distributed and very diverse learner populations as well as the requirements of openness and attendant flexibilities, present a very different managerial challenge as compared to conventional universities and may have evolved governance structures/processes/systems to respond to these challenges. The present study is an attempt to explore the trends that define and exemplify governance in Asian Open universities, through a sample study of select open universities in the region, representing mega and medium sized institutions, in both public and private domains. The study is intended to be an exploratory study, an initial attempt to understand and analyse the existing patterns before in depth analysis into the evolution and rationale for these structures can be initiated in later studies. The study is a work in progress and this presentation reports some initial findings. // Paper ID 558
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