This report argues that a set of fundamental changes underlies the growing number of critical difficulties American higher education faces. The governance system — the written and unwritten policies, procedures, and decisionmaking units that control resource allocation with and among institutions — is inadequate to deal with the changed environment. In fact, the changed environment is making redesign of higher education institutions not just necessary but inevitable. A redesigned governance structure is a prerequisite to dealing effectively with the problems threatening the higher education sector. This study presents a conceptual framework that supports the argument and suggests guidelines for higher education leaders now coping with the effects of the changed environment.
Benjamin, Roger W., Stephen J. Carroll, Maryann Jacobi Gray, Cathy Krop, and Michael Shires, The Redesign of Governance in Higher Education. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1993. https://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR222.html. Also available in print form.
Benjamin, Roger W., Stephen J. Carroll, Maryann Jacobi Gray, Cathy Krop, and Michael Shires, The Redesign of Governance in Higher Education, RAND Corporation, MR-222-LE, 1993. As of February 15, 2024: https://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR222.html