Publish Date: 10-DEC-2014 03:27 PM

Research findings on current issues of Academic Governance and Management in Kazakhstani Higher Education Institutions were presented on the conference in Washington

Research team of Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education participated in the 39th annual Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference (ASHE) that was held on 20-22 November, 2014 in Washington, US. 
The research findings within the presentation of the paper “Establishing Boards of Trustees in Kazakhstan: An Analysis of Governance Reforms and Six Institutions” has been well-received by the international audience. The work presents current findings of the international study “Advancing Models of Best Practice in Academic Governance and Management in Higher Education Institutions in Kazakhstan”  conducted by Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Education in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. 
The Conference is a discussion platform of conversational issues on higher education, including policy making, governance, reforming and integration. A series of some ASHE Sessions features the following topics:
• The Elusive Quest for Civil Rights in U.S. Higher Education
• The “3 A’s” of Community Colleges: Affordability, Access, and Accountability
 • Using Qualitative Research to Inform Public Policy 
• A Guided Discussion with Scholars and Policy Makers 
• Inequality by Policy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Policies Shaping Inequality in Higher Education
The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) is a scholarly society with 2,000 members that promotes collaboration in the study of higher education through research, conferences, and publications, including its highly regarded journal, The Review of Higher Education.

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