The Politics of Restructuring Higher Education in Virginia: A Case Study

@article{Leslie2008ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Restructuring Higher Education in Virginia: A Case Study},
  author={David W. Leslie and Robert Oliver Berdahl},
  journal={The Review of Higher Education},
  year={2008},
  volume={31},
  pages={309 - 328}
}
This paper presents a case study of the origins, politics, and preliminary outcomes of Virginia's "restructured" relationship between public colleges and universities and the Commonwealth. The initially proposed "charter" status for the state's three historically important universities became the vehicle fora reform that imposed more substantive accountability in exchange for procedural independence—a different outcome than the institutions expected. Was this difference the result of a… 

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