Some Implications of a Diversifying Workforce for Governance and Management

Celia Whitchurch, George Gordon
2011 Tertiary Education and Management  
This paper suggests that as university missions have adapted to accommodate major developments associated with, for instance, mass higher education and internationalisation agendas, university workforces have diversified. They now, for instance, incorporate practitioners in areas such as health and social care, and professional staff who support activities as diverse as widening participation, e-learning and business partnership. This in turn has implications for higher education governance and
more » ... tion governance and management structures and processes. Consideration is given to variables likely to affect institutional responses to such changes, and some suggestions are made as to possible ways forward in addressing the interests of an expanding range of professional groupings and stakeholders, as well as those of institutions as a whole. These are likely to involve the development of more flexible organisational frameworks in relation to, for instance reward and incentive mechanisms and career pathways.
doi:10.1080/13583883.2010.536988 fatcat:75v7pyt27jck7lmw4dxggnlbnm