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Academic Senate decision and deliberation communication in the context of the Bologna Process: The case of Ethiopian public universities

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Tulu, G and Corbett, Michael John and Kilpatrick, SI, Academic Senate decision and deliberation communication in the context of the Bologna Process: The case of Ethiopian public universities, Education and Society, 36, (2) pp. 77-102. ISSN 0726-2655 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2018 James Nicholas Publishers

DOI: doi:10.7459/es/36.2.06

Abstract

This paper reports results of a review of Ethiopian universitiesí Senate governance documents: Senate legislation of public universities and the Ethiopian Higher Education Proclamation of 2009, in light of the Bologna Process. The result revealed that Ethiopian public universities were categorised as hierarchal (top-down) in terms of Senate legislation provision as legal documents vested power in University Presidents. In contrast, they were categorised as having collegial decision-making approaches because the participation of representatives of academic staff and students have been mandated as members of Academic Senate decision-making. This review finds there is a tension in the Senate legal documents between the decision-making power of university top management and the mandated representatives in Senates. Understanding the concept of governance and governmentality could assist to revise the Senate documents by exploring the techniques that universities employ to govern their affairs, which is the next emphasis of this paper.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Academic Senate, Senate legislation, Ethiopian Higher Education Proclamation, Bologna Process, public universities, higher education, Ethiopia
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Education and Training Systems
Objective Field:Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
UTAS Author:Tulu, G (Mr Geberew Mekonnen)
UTAS Author:Corbett, Michael John (Professor Michael Corbett)
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, SI (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
ID Code:132581
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-05-14
Last Modified:2019-06-21
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