While higher education (HE) providers are independent and autonomous entities, the policy decisions of government exert a major influence on the operating environment of most providers. As part of their stewardship of the provider, governing bodies and the executive team need to sense and assess changes in the operating environment and decide how to respond.
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.