Higher education has its own distinctive system of governance. For the overall system to be effective, not only must all of the individual elements be effective, but they must work in harmony. Periodically, the governing body should undertake a review of the effectiveness of the system of governance. This may be assisted by use of an independent facilitator.
This briefing note is part of a series of downloadable summaries that have been designed to support you in addressing different aspects of governance or to be disseminated as a helpful resource to colleagues who are new to particular areas of governance. Each draws on the latest thinking and legalisation, providing a helpful guide to re-familiarise yourself with specific issues as they arise. Each briefing note offers up-to-date information, further reading, links and questions to consider on a range of governance issues.