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The Collegial Tradition in the Age of Mass Higher Education


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Collegiality: Definitions and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ted Tapper, David Palfreyman
      Pages 3-15
    3. Ted Tapper, David Palfreyman
      Pages 17-37
    4. Ted Tapper, David Palfreyman
      Pages 39-55
  3. Collegiality in Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Ted Tapper, David Palfreyman
      Pages 59-74
    3. Ted Tapper, David Palfreyman
      Pages 75-91
    4. Ted Tapper, David Palfreyman
      Pages 93-110
  4. Cross-National Perspectives on Collegiality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
  5. Whither Collegiality?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Ted Tapper, David Palfreyman
      Pages 157-172
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 173-187

About this book


This book will examine the relationship between collegiality and the collegial tradition in the context of the development of mass higher education. The collegial tradition in higher education has been shaped above all by the collegiate universities. In all its various forms (as commensality, as a mode of governance, and as a critical force in shaping the process of teaching, learning and research) the collegial tradition has found sustenance in many sectors of higher education. It may well be that the tradition as expressed in these forms now has more strength and depth in the non-collegiate than in the collegiate universities. This work will give a fuller picture of the present-day character of British (especially English) higher education. Although this is a book that will rely particularly upon the Oxford experience of collegiality, there will be extensive comparative and international reference to the idea of collegiality, the various challenges to it that have emerged within different national systems, and the contrasting patterns of adjustment to those challenges.


Cambridge Oxford academic functions academic life academic relationships college collegial tradition collegially collegiate education governance higher education learning non-collegiate universities

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.OtterbourneUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., New CollegeOxford Centre for Higher Education PolicOxfordUnited Kingdom

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