Since the 1970s, several industrialised countries have attempted to steer and restructure their higher education systems in the face of changing enrolments, strained budgets, and the need for better coordination and planning. Higher education policy-makers have struggled with the job of maintaining specific roles and missions for higher education institutions. In the light of these restructuring processes, both policy-makers and researchers have paid attention to the phenomenon of academic drift, a process which basically consists of lower status institutions trying to gain status by imitating higher status institutions (especially the prestigious research universities) (see e.g. Riesman 1956).
|Title of host publication||From the Eye of the Storm|
|Subtitle of host publication||Higher Education's Changing Institution|
|Editors||Ben Jongbloed, Peter Maassen, Guy Neave|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Publisher||Kluwer Academic Publishers|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- Academic drift
- Degree programmes
Jenniskens, I., & Morphew, C. (1999). Assessing institutional change at the level of the faculty: Examining faculty motivations and new degree programmes. In B. Jongbloed, P. Maassen, & G. Neave (Eds.), From the Eye of the Storm: Higher Education's Changing Institution (pp. 95-120). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.