Institutional Reform in Mexican Higher Education: Conflict and Renewal in Three Public Universities

Kent, Rollin
Feb 1998
This paper examines the institutional reform conducted at three public universities in Mexico: the University of Sonora, the University of Guadalajara, and the University of Puebla. In the universities analyzed here, reform came on the heels of conflict resulting from institutional collapse. These organizations had seen their internal control systems dissolve and their external legitimacy relationships crumble. The focus is on policy reform at the governmental level and on changes at the institutional level, especially on the political and management dimensions.