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Consultation Paper on a Higher Education Governance Bill

Consultation Paper on a Higher Education Governance Bill

Friday, November 7, 2014

ISBN: 9781784129101

Views are invited on the proposed introduction of legislation to the Scottish Parliament aimed at enhancing and improving governance in higher education institutions in Scotland.

Executive Summary

The overarching aim is to strengthen governance in the higher education sector in Scotland, ensuring that it remains fit for purpose. The Scottish Government wants modern, democratic and accountable processes to inform governance arrangements in higher education institutions in Scotland. The aim of the legislative change that is proposed is not to increase Ministerial control over institutions, but to support them to develop and refine their own governance systems by introducing a limited number of new statutory measures aimed at embedding greater consistency of approach. Views are invited on the specific proposals outlined in relation to higher education governance.