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This subject provides an overview of key elements of effective governance in tertiary institutions, to provide participants with knowledge and insights in areas such as:
- the legal basis of the institution and its charter or mission
- roles and responsibilities of governing bodies and executive officers
- defining mission, setting strategy, developing policy
- managing stakeholder relations
- delegations, decision making and committee processes
- systems for ensuring legal compliance, financial control and risk identification
- types of risk such as strategic, financial, compliance, operational, reputational
- performance information and accountability reporting.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Analyse implications of the legal basis of the institution and how its mission is defined;
- Critique, synthesise and apply common models of governance in tertiary education institutions;
- Locate stakeholder groups affected by a new policy or strategy;
- Plan and evaluate a consultation process to win support for a new policy or strategy;
- Critically review and assess effectiveness of performance information systems and committees.
- You should also have developed the following generic skills: • communicate with people who work in different cultures and contexts • investigate policy and strategy problems, and generate options to resolve them • assess the risks and benefits of different solutions to management problems • apply accepted policies and principles to different kinds of cases • make well-informed management decisions that consider specific contexts.
Last updated: 5 December 2019