Centres and institutes as academic organisational units
The original publication is available from AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, Stellenbosch: South Africa.
CHAPTER CITATION: Botha, J. 2016. Centres and institutes as academic organisational units. In Frick, L., Trafford, V. & Fourie-Malherbe, M. (eds). Being Scholarly: Festschrift in honour of the work of Eli M Bitzer. Stellenbosch: SUN MeDIA. 25-35.
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Introduction: A complex network of factors arise when academic organisational units are established or existing units are changed. These factors include academic values, convictions about the academic standards of disciplines or professional programmes, ideals and sentiments for the future and particular approaches of disciplines and/or professions. Then it becomes significant how power is used in staff appointments and in the allocation of resources, as the custodian of academic reputation plus individual and institutional development processes. In many universities traditions and customs determine how such issues are considered, debated and decided or are transformed into institutional policies and rules.