Author Archives: Gary Husband

Governance and the centrality of failure: a comedy of errors

Professor Cate WatsonFaculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling cate.watson@stir.ac.uk [Read the full paper here] Professor Cate Watson argues that we need to recognise the importance of comedy in human affairs – and in sociological research… ‘Good’ governance is widely accepted … Continue reading

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Governing FE in a busy policy environment: what are the key issues in the FE landscape in England as we enter 2019?

How do governance processes and practices in colleges of further education (FE) in the UK respond to and reshape the political and policy imperatives within which they are located?  This is the focus of a study of the Processes and Practices … Continue reading

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FE and Skills policy in the UK: thinking across borders

David James University of Cardiff It’s 7am on a cold morning in February. Two young people each begin their daily commute – Richard catches the train from Bristol to Cardiff so that he can attend his course at a college … Continue reading

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Strategy is not a thing but a process

Cate Watson University of Stirling A response to Ron Hill’s Now is the perfect time for thinking about strategy and strategic positioning I read with interest Ron’s blog which sets out some clear pointers for why College Boards should start … Continue reading

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Now is the perfect time for thinking about strategy and strategic positioning…

Professor Ron Hill University of Stirling Setting the strategic direction for a college is a core task and prime function for the board and now is the perfect time to be thinking about college strategy. Colleges have completed their self-assessment … Continue reading

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Why governing boards? Why further education? Why now?

Processes and practices of governing in Further Education colleges in the UK: investigating ‘boards in action’ An ESRC funded project led by the Universities of Stirling, Birmingham and Cardiff Cate Watson cate.watson@stir.ac.uk Why governing boards? Why further education? Why now? … Continue reading

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