Transparency in higher education: The emergence of a new perspective on higher education governance

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Abstract

Reliable information and transparency on the benefits that higher education institutions offer their students, funders and communities is key for their legitimacy, their funding and their competitiveness. Worldwide, relationships between governmental authorities and higher education institutions are changing, particularly because of the increased demands for transparency about outcomes and impacts of higher education.
In our contribution, we discuss three higher education ‘transparency tools’: accreditation, rankings and—briefly—performance contracts. We present some recent developments regarding these tools in the broader context of governance and policy making and analyse how they aim to address the growing need for more transparency. The transparency tools are part of a recently emerging governance paradigm in higher education, networked governance; a paradigm that explicitly acknowledges the diverse information needs of a wide variety of higher education stakeholder groups.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
EventThe Future of Higher Education: Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference (FOHE-BPRC3) - Intercontinental Hotel, Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 27 Nov 201729 Nov 2017
Conference number: 3
http://fohe-bprc.forhe.ro/

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ConferenceThe Future of Higher Education
Abbreviated titleFOHE-BPRC3
CountryRomania
CityBucharest
Period27/11/1729/11/17
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  • Governance
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  • Quality assurance
  • accreditation
  • Performance evaluation

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Transparency in higher education : The emergence of a new perspective on higher education governance. / Jongbloed, B.W.A.; Vossensteyn, Hans (J.J.); van Vught, Franciscus A.; Westerheijden, Donald F.

2018. Paper presented at The Future of Higher Education, Bucharest, Romania.

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