An important consideration is how a provider’s academic and corporate governance are linked. Historically, separate Bodies have been responsible for each element of governance. The relationship between Governing Body and Senate (or Academic Board) is examined. The balance of power between the two decision-making Bodies is not fixed, differs between institutions and has evolved over time. It may change again in the future.
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.