Conference Proceedings

Similar but different: Conceptions and management of institutional policy in the United States, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea

B FREEMAN, M Lapan, T Mafile'o, N Capell, A Goldblatt, S Thompson, I Dobson (ed.), M Conway (ed.), R Sharma (ed.)

Association for Tertiary Education Management and Tertiary Education Facilities Managers' Association | Published : 2014

Abstract

Institutional policy is an important although little researched and somewhat disparaged governance mechanism that establishes principles, parameters and ‘road maps’ for higher education institutional operations. The Institutional Policy Project was initiated in 2013 to unpack higher education institutional policy from an international, comparative perspective. The research involved surveys and interviews with higher education institution staff in the United States, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. The research identified consistent policy practitioner responsibilities including policy drafting, benchmarking, and consultation co-ordination. A consistent picture emerges of a pervasive disloca..

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