While the government’s preference for academy and grammar schools has been widely reported, there has been relatively little discussion in the mainstream press of the ways in which this is part of a social mobility agenda that will also affect universities in a key area – their fees income.
It is common practice for Higher Education Institutions to use the services of Executive Search Firms (ESF) when seeking to fulfil vacancies for senior roles. However, little is known about the interaction of these companies with their HE clients and to what extent ESF can help them to achieve greater diversity in these roles. An exploratory study commissioned by Leadership Foundation for Higher Education has tried to address this gap and some of the key findings from this research are reported in this post.
SearchHigher Director Mark Holleran was delighted to be invited to speak at the first HE Recruitment 2017 conference on the 28th March and it was a huge success – here are some of the key things that we took away from the speaker sessions.
Universities now look to interact across the private, public and non-profit sectors, working to build sustainable, reciprocal and widely beneficial partnerships in industry, technology, government, public policy, intelligence, NGOs, and many others. What are the implications of this turn outwards from the point of view of structure and governance?
With the rising importance of research as the measurement of a department’s capability and the criteria that create an environment in which research counts heavily towards the allocation of external funding, it is easy to see how teaching has sometimes been regarded in a separate category. In his latest post, Dr. Mark J. Crowley argues why the reality is that research and teaching are mutually exclusive.
With many staff applying for, or in receipt of, European funding for their research, the question after Britain’s referendum on EU membership was simply “what happens now?" Mark Crowley identifies three issues the profession and the government will need to consider over the coming years.