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ERIC Number: ED014951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec-10
Pages: 27
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FACULTY-ADMINISTRATION RELATIONSHIPS--WHY THE CONFLICT.
EPLER, STEPHEN M.
EVIDENCE OF CONFLICT IS SEEN IN THE GROWING NUMBER OF FACULTY ORGANIZATIONS AND IN THEIR GROWTH OF ACTIVISM AND THEIR CHANGE IN EMPHASIS. IN THE TRANSITION OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE FROM A PUBLIC SCHOOL TO A HIGHER EDUCATION STATUS, SOME CONFLICT IS EXPECTED. ADMINISTRATOR-PERCEIVED STEREOTYPES OF FACULTY AND FACULTY-PERCEIVED STEREOTYPES OF ADMINISTRATORS ARE REINFORCED BY SPECIFIC INCIDENTS AND TEND TO AGGRAVATE CONFLICT. COMMITTED TO A DISCIPLINE, THE FACULTY MEMBER DOES NOT NECESSARILY SHARE THE ADMINISTRATOR'S INSTITUTIONAL ORIENTATION. LACK OF ADEQUATE DATA AND INFORMATION TENDS TO DIRECT ATTENTION FROM EDUCATIONAL OR INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES TO THOSE OF PERSONALITIES. COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS ARE ACCENTUATED BY DIFFERENCES IN PERCEPTION OF THE AMOUNT OF FACULTY PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING AND POLICY FORMATION, AS WELL AS BY DIFFERENCES IN ROLE EXPECTATIONS. SOME ADMINISTRATOR-FACULTY CONFLICT IS NATURAL, EVEN AMONG THE MOST ADEPT ADMINISTRATORS AND MOST FAIR-MINDED FACULTY. EFFORTS SHOULD BE CONCENTRATED ON PREVENTING AGGRAVATED CONFLICT AND ON MODULATING NATURAL CONFLICT. (WO)
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