Document Type : Research Article
Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Letters and Humanity, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
Faculty of Humanity, Saveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh, Iran.
Faculty of management and economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Purpose: Investigating the role of the board of trustees in providing financial resources for universities
Design/Methodology/Approach: The present study was applied in terms of purpose, qualitative in terms of data type and content analysis in terms of research method. In this research, two qualitative strategies including "content analysis" and “qualitative comparative studies” have been used. The data collection tool is a semi-structured interview. Participants in this study included 15 experts in the field of higher education who were selected by purposive sampling. The data collection tool is a semi-structured interview. The validation of the data was done by the participants using the verification method. The study also examined the rules and regulations of higher education in the field of the Board of Trustees and its relationship with financial issues. Data were analyzed using MAXQDA2018 software.
Research Findings: According to the data obtained from the interviews, the summarized data includes four categories: monitoring the university's financial resources, guiding the university, strengthening the university's relationship with society and industry, streamlining the rules and regulations, and 10 components. According to the data obtained from the review of the rules, the summarized data includes 3 selective categories: approval and monitoring of budget implementation, revenue generation and expenditures, payments, and 7 core categories.
Limitations & Consequences: One of the limitations of this research is lack of access to experts.
Practical Consequences: The most important practical consequence of this research is to provide a way to diversify the financial resources of universities.
Innovation or value of the Article: Not much research has been done on the role of the board of trustees. The main initiative in this research is to give suggestions based on existing laws.
Paper Type: Research Article