Universities should have power to sack chancellors: inquiry

Australia“All universities should be given clear power to sack their chancellors, a parliamentary inquiry into higher education governance has urged. The existence of this power might ‘reduce the likelihood of protracted and damaging disputes between a chancellor and a governing body,’ said today’s report from the NSW Upper House inquiry. The inquiry had its origins in a debilitating governance crisis at the University of New England, where former chancellor John Cassidy and outgoing vice-chancellor Alan Pettigrew fell into serious disagreement about their leadership roles and the performance of the university …” (more)

[Bernard Lane, The Australian Higher Education, 1 June]

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