University engagement: avoidable confusion and inescapable contradiction

Duke, C. (2008) University engagement: avoidable confusion and inescapable contradiction. Higher Education Management and Policy, 20(2), pp. 63-73.

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This paper argues that it is the condition of the university for the time being to live with incompatibility of identity and purpose, and to tolerate an intolerable breadth of mission. This predicament is frequently masked, mercifully perhaps, by confusion of language used to analyse the role of the university, and unclear thinking about how this is best portrayed. As will quickly become evident, this is relevant and important both to the leadership and management of individual institutions and for policy in respect of mass higher education as a system, in particular to the subject of diversity.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Duke, Professor Chris
Authors: Duke, C.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Higher Education Management and Policy

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