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ERIC Number: ED014127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 300
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Reference Count: 0
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ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATORS AND UNIVERSITY GOALS--A STUDY IN CONFLICT AND COOPERATION. FINAL REPORT.
GRAMBSCH, PAUL V.; GROSS, EDWARD
A STUDY OF ADMINISTRATOR AND FACULTY PERCEPTION OF UNIVERSITY GOALS WAS DEVELOPED UTILIZING A QUESTIONNAIRE MAILED TO ALL ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL AND TO A 10 PERCENT SAMPLE OF THE FACULTY MEMBERS OF 68 UNIVERSITIES. THE UNIVERSITIES WERE SELECTED BY CRITERIA WHICH INCLUDED THE GRANTING OF DOCTORAL DEGREES IN AT LEAST THREE OF FOUR FIELDS (HUMANITIES, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, PHYSICAL SCIENCES, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES). STATISTICAL ANALYSIS WAS BASED UPON A 46.4 PERCENT RESPONSE (4494 ADMINISTRATORS AND 2730 FACULTY). FIVE MAJOR CATEGORIES OF 47 GOALS WERE DEFINED--(1) 17 OUTPUT GOALS AIMED AT CHANGING THE STUDENTS' IDENTITY OR CHARACTER IN SOME FUNDAMENTAL WAY, EQUIPPING THE STUDENT TO DO SOMETHING SPECIFIC FOR THE SOCIETY HE WILL BE ENTERING, CONDUCTING RESEARCH FOR THE PRODUCTION OF NEW KNOWLEDGE OR THE SOLVING OF PROBLEMS, OR RENDERING DIRECT SERVICE TO THE NONACADEMIC COMMUNITY, (2) SEVEN ADAPTATION GOALS REFLECTED THE NEED OF THE ORGANIZATION TO COME TO TERMS WITH ITS ENVIRONMENT, (3) TEN MANAGEMENT GOALS REFLECTED DECISIONS ON WHO SHOULD RUN THE UNIVERSITY, THE NEED TO HANDLE CONFLICT, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PRIORITIES TO DETERMINE WHICH OUTPUT GOALS SHOULD BE GIVEN MAXIMUM ATTENTION, (4) SEVEN MOTIVATIONAL GOALS SOUGHT TO INSURE A HIGH LEVEL OF SATISFACTION ON THE PART OF THE STAFF AND STUDENTS, WITH EMPHASIS ON LOYALTY TO THE UNIVERSITY, AND (5) SIX POSITIONAL GOALS SERVED TO MAINTAIN THE POSITION OF THE UNIVERSITY PRIMARILY IN TERMS OF COMPARING IT TO OTHER UNIVERSITIES. ORDERED VARIABLES ANALYZED BY GOODMAN AND KRUSKAL'S GAMMA INCLUDED PERCEPTIONS OF UNIVERSITY POWER STRUCTURES AND CONCEPTIONS OF WHAT ADMINISTRATORS AND FACULTY FELT GOALS SHOULD BE. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Minneapolis)