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Commitment to Scholarship and Research in Universities

Published June 1993 Summary This document affirms the commitment of all universities to sustain scholarly activities complementary to teaching. Notwithstanding recent developments towards increased selectivity in funding policies, we emphasise that nearly all academics are capable of worthwhile scholarship and research. We hold that conservation of this widely valuable resource[…]

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Improving Public Opinion of Universities

Published July 1992 Summary This document focuses on advantages that the university system can gain by better public relations. In §l we note current shortcomings and emphasise the need for convincing publicity about both the particulars and the overall national importance of higher education. In §2 the characteristics of university[…]

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Higher Education: A New Framework

Commentary on the Government’s White Paper Published November 1991 This document incorporates comments received from many members of the NCUP in response to a preliminary version circulated as Green Paper No. 3 in August 1991. The document represents a clear consensus, but on several of the points discussed differing opinions[…]

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The Role of the Professoriate

Published May 1991 Summary This paper reviews the general responsibilities of University professors and the capabilities that professors need in order to fulfil them. With reference both to traditional duties of scholarly leadership and to new duties of management, the aim is to affirm the professoriate’s distinctive role in assuring[…]

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Quality-Control of Teaching Standards

Published October 1990 The Constituent Assembly of the NCUP in December 1989 agreed unanimously that the preservation of high academic standards is and should remain the responsibility of individual universities, being an important obligation that is largely incumbent on the professoriate but is shared by all members of each university’s[…]

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