The governance of Higher Education institutions
The governance of Higher Education institutions is different from that of K-12 schools. There are a variety of governance structures at various levels. For this week’s discussion, please be sure to read the following articles from your study:
Understanding, Responding to, and Influencing School Community: Principals’ Perspectives.
Thriving in the Midst of Liminality: Perspectives from Department Chairs in the USA.
After your reading, respond to the following:
Research and discuss two differences between the governance of Higher Education institutions and K-12 school divisions from an internal perspective. Be sure to support your discussion with information from our text, The American Education Policy Landscape, and additional resources as appropriate.
1. Level of centralization
K-12 school divisions are typically more centralized than Higher Education institutions. This means that there is more decision-making power concentrated at the top, such as with the state board of education or the school district superintendent. In contrast, Higher Education institutions tend to have a more decentralized governance structure, with more decision-making power delegated to individual schools and departments