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The Academic Corporation: A History of College and University Governing Boards


reviewed by Robert J. Barak & William R. Nelson — 2002

coverTitle: The Academic Corporation: A History of College and University Governing Boards
Author(s): Edwin D. Duryea
Publisher: Falmer Press, London
ISBN: 0815333765 , Pages: 274, Year: 2000
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The culture and process of college and university governance vary widely around the world.  The presence of lay citizen governing boards, however, distinguishes American higher education from most of the world.  How American colleges and universities developed this unique and successful approach to academic governance has been a lifelong research focus of Edwin Duryea.  In this book, Duryea shares the fascinating story of how this form of governance evolved over time and illustrates its status in higher education today. Much has been written about higher education governance in the United States.  Most of the literature has focused on “Trusteeship", concerned primarily with the membership, functions, and responsibilities of governing boards.  However, little has been written about the development of the academic corporation and its enduring presence in American higher education.  Duryea’s book more than fills this void.  It is a detailed history of the academic corporation from ancient times to the present. This work represents a significant contribution to the study of higher education governance and governing boards. Duryea... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 1, 2002, p. 54-75
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10750, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 9:42:39 PM

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  • Robert Barak

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  • William Nelson
    Iowa State University
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    William R. Nelson is a Doctoral Candidate at Iowa State University, completing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration. Currently, he is serving as a Doctoral Intern with the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.
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