Category Archives: Blogs
Governance in the time of COVID-19
Dr Aileen Ireland, Research Fellow, University of Stirling 27 October, 2020 As every part of the education sector comes to grips with the effects of COVID-19, each organisation has had to adopt creative ways in which to govern their responses … Continue reading
Governance and the centrality of failure: a comedy of errors
Professor Cate WatsonFaculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling firstname.lastname@example.org [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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com Why governing boards? Why further education? Why now? … Continue reading