Thesis (Ph.D.) - Indiana University, School of Education, 2009; This study examined the knowledge and perceptions of faculty leaders at thirteen public universities in the United States to examine the degree to which they were aware of and involved in decisions to undertake privatization-related activities at their institution. In general, the importance of faculty in maintaining the institutional mission and supporting the public interest as reflected in their teaching, research, and service role necessitates understanding how faculty perceive these activities and their impacts. As a model of collaboration on decision-making, shared governance has historically provided a clear mode for faculty involvement with administrators and is supported by the American Association of University Professors. Faculty leaders were administered a survey based on their participation in a faculty senate or council at their respective institutions. Public universities with both high and low levels of state appropriations were included in the study for comparative purposes. Results of t-tests and logistic regression models indicated that many privatization activities are prevalent at both high and low state appropriation institutions, but that faculty leaders were more likely involved in budget and privatization discussions at the low appropriation (i.e. more privatized) institutions. Open-ended questions regarding the impact of these changes indicated concerns with faculty morale and retention.
Madhya Pradesh is fast emerging as a
repository of skilled human resource. Investment on building
up of human capital is showing upward trend. The State
Government has focused attention on improving the quality of
higher education along with its expansion by promoting
public-private partnership. Legislation for encouraging
establishment of private universities is expressive of
state's resolve to become a hub of higher education.
The 11th five year plan has set its goals as 'expansion
of enrolment in higher education with inclusiveness, quality
and relevant education, with necessary academic reforms in
the university and college system. The goal is to set India
as a nation in which all those who aspire to good quality
higher education can access it, irrespective of their paying
capacity'. Expansion, inclusion and quality are thus
the three cornerstones of our national goals in education.
The Government has set a target of 21percent Gross Enrolment
Ration (GER) by the end of the twelfth plan (2017) with an
interim target of 15 percent by the end of the eleventh plan
2012. This seems a highly ambitious aim considering the
present GER of 12.4 percent. The Government of Madhya
Pradesh convened a conference 'Higher education in
Madhya Pradesh the way forward' on 3rd of October 2011
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As faculty continue to develop inventions, software, biological specimens, coursework and other IP, it is important that all parties involved understand to whom the “rights” of the IP belong. It is further necessary that the IP policy be written in such a manner that it can be clearly understood and neither discourages nor inhibits the professional work and scholarship of the faculty. In addition, the policy needs to be clearer regarding applicability. For example, it is unclear whether this policy pertains to employees doing work independently. In addition it is unclear whether the policy covers work developed through myCourses, online learning, while on sabbatical, or using FEAD money. Also, if it does cover these materials, it is unclear how exactly they are covered.