The transformation in modern universities together with the developments in economy,science and education requires innovation in management mechanism in research universities.In order to improve the structure of academic governance by professors,many research universities have carried out reform at the level of academic faculties.As a platform of the management of academic classification,a faculty is an important organization and a carrier to realize the goal of 'academic governance by professors' and democratic management.Therefore,the reform of the faculty system has not only played an important role in handling the relationships between the academic power and the administrative power,but also achieved some initial results in effectuating academic classification,optimizing academic resources and promoting academic vitality at the grassroots level.Currently,there is still a need for us to enhance the understanding of the importance of the faculty system reform.In order to achieve the procedural realization of academic governance by professors,several measures need to be taken,which include improving the working mechanism of the faculty itself,further shifting down the management focus,clarifying the relationships between faculties and various departments of universities,and giving full play to the functions of the faculty by utilizing academic committees under the faculty.
邹晓东 吕旭峰. 研究型大学学部制改革的动因、运行机制及发展走向[J]. 浙江大学学报(人文社会科学版), 2011, 41(3): 5-11.
Zou Xiao-Dong Lu Xu-Feng. Faculty System Reform in Research Universities: Motivation, Operational Mechanism and Trends. , 2011, 41(3): 5-11.