University system

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A university system is a set of multiple, affiliated universities and colleges that are usually geographically distributed. Typically, all member universities in a university system share a common component among all of their various names. Usually, all member universities of a university system are governed by a system-wide governing body, such as a board of trustees or a board of regents. In fact, university systems are so common in post-World War II United States that most states have one or two state university systems under which many of their publicly funded universities are aligned, both in name and in governance.citation needed Additionally, for-profit universities, such as DeVry University, often have multiple campuses which share the same name; these may be, but are not always, described as a university system (not necessarily accurately, see below).

A university system should not be confused with a multiple-campus university. A university system contains several universities. A multiple-campus university is a single university that has more than one campus. In the United States, a common test of whether institutions comprise a system is whether they are separately accredited by a government-approved regional accreditor (this supersedes per-campus accreditation by national professional accreditors).citation needed University marketing departments may emphasize or deemphasize the independence of member institutions.citation needed

In Canada, university system usually refers to the collection of all universities within a jurisdiction, as distinguished from other post-secondary institutions. Used as a point of comparison, it may refer to the universities within a province or within a country.1 In the UK, university system has been used to refer to the policy and practise of integrated administration and infrastructure of the universities within the country.2

In the Philippines, university system is a title granted by the Commission on Higher Education to a private or public higher education institution after complying certain requirements. The commission defines university system as an organized academic entity composed of separate but interrelated units, at least one of which has university level status. A single governing board is responsible for the formulation of system-wide policies and programs. A university system has its own system administration headed by a chief executive officer. Its function is to coordinate and integrate system-wide functions and activities. Each constituent unit has its own chief executive officer to whom broad powers is delegated by the governing board for the organization and operation of the constituent unit.3

List of University Systems

West Africa

(Four (4) Campuses)

Argentina

see also:

Canada

East Africa Community

North America

France

Malaysia

  • Universiti Teknologi MARA System (1 main campus, 4 satellite campuses, 4 autonomous state campuses, 8 state branch campuses, 9 city campuses, 21 affiliated colleges, 1 international campus, 1 training hospital, and 2 training hotels)

Mexico

Pakistan

Philippines

Portugal

Taiwan

India

Iran

United States

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

See also

References

  1. ^ Wells, Paul (2004-09-06). Canada's University System Ailing. Macleans. 
  2. ^ Shattock, Michael (1997). The Creation of a University System. Blackwell. ISBN 0-631-20300-1. 
  3. ^ CHED Memorandum Order No. 8 Series of 2003 issued by the Commission on Higher Education of the Republic of the Philippines.







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