Involving staff and students in the governance of higher education
The Scottish Code of Good Higher Education Governance has been published today.
Involving staff and students in the governance of a higher education institution should be the norm, and I hope Scotland’s universities comply with this new code as quickly as possible.
Making the membership of governing bodies more representative of society is to be welcomed, as is the transparency around senior salaries.
I have longstanding concerns that senior university figures receive excessive pay compared to frontline staff and I remain concerned at the use of zero-hours contracts in our universities.
I hope we start to see governing bodies debating these sorts of important issues.
This article first appeared on Alison's website.