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ERIC Number: ED012172
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 16
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STRUCTURE AS A DETERMINANT OF DEMOCRATIC ADMINISTRATION.
COLLINS, CHARLES C.
THE DEGREE OF OPERATIONAL DEMOCRACY WITHIN A JUNIOR COLLEGE AND, BY EXTENSION, WITHIN ANY SCHOOL OR COLLEGE IS LARGELY DEPENDENT UPON THE KIND OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE WHICH IS ESTABLISHED. THE STRUCTURE AND MECHANICS MOST SUPPORTIVE TO THE DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE COLLEGE AND ITS INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM SHOULD HAVE MAXIMAL OPPORTUNITY FOR THE INITIATION OR RECOMMENDATION OF POLICY AND PROCEDURE. HOWEVER, THE ULTIMATE LEGAL AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY RESTS WITH THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS. AT GROSSMONT, THE SYSTEM OPERATES THROUGH A STRUCTURE OF STANDING COMMITTEES, COMPOSED PRIMARILY OF INSTRUCTORS AND CHAIRED BY ADMINISTRATORS. THE CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE IS CHAIRED BY THE DEAN OF INSTRUCTION AND IS COMPOSED OF DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN. THE GUIDANCE COMMITTEE IS MADE UP OF COUNSELORS. AN ELECTED STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE SITS ON THE ASSEMBLIES AND CULTURAL EVENTS COMMITTEE. THOUGH APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE BY THE COLLEGE PRESIDENT, THE SELECTIONS FOLLOW A LOGICAL PATTERN. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE STRUCTURE AND ITS DEMOCRATIC OPERATION IS DEMONSTRATED IN THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL'S DEVELOPMENT OF THE DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE AND IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EVALUATION SYSTEM AND CRITERIA BY THE CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE. (HS)
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Identifiers: California (El Cajon)