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ERIC Number: ED015431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 1
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STAFFING THE EVENING COLLEGE, A STUDY OF TWELVE INSTITUTIONS IN THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION.
SAGER, GARRETT A.
SIX ASPECTS OF STAFFING--SELECTION, ORIENTATION, PROMOTION, FACULTY IN-SERVICE GROWTH, SALARY ADMINISTRATION, AND EVALUATION OF FACULTY--WERE STUDIED THROUGH QUESTIONNAIRES AND FOLLOW-UP INTERVIEWS AT 12 EVENING COLLEGES IN THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION. MANY PRINCIPLES ADVOCATED IN THE LITERATURE WERE FOUND IN COMMON USE (INCLUDING USING STANDARD PERSONNEL APPLICATION FORMS, HOLDING PERSONAL INTERVIEWS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT, PROVIDING ORIENTATION HANDBOOKS, DEVELOPING SIMPLE SALARY SCHEDULES, DETERMINING PROMOTION ON AN AD HOC BASIS, AND EVALUATING FACULTY VIA INFORMAL AND INDIRECT METHODS) BUT MANY MORE WERE NOT. THE FUNCTIONS OF MOST EVENING COLLEGES STUDIED WERE AMBIGUOUS, SOMETIMES UNRELATED TO THE AIM OF PROVIDING COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION FOR ADULTS. STAFFING CONDITIONS WERE CHARACTERIZED BY CONFUSION OVER THE ROLES OF DAY AND EVENING OFFICIALS, BY LACK OF AWARENESS OF THE COMPLEXITY OF THE STAFFING PROCESS, BY FAILURE TO DIVIDE AND ASSIGN AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY, AND BY SCARCE AND INADEQUATELY WRITTEN POLICIES. STAFFING WAS MOST EFFECTIVE IN THOSE EVENING COLLEGES HAVING NUCLEI OF FULL-TIME EVENING FACULTY MEMBERS, ORGANIZED INTO DEPARTMENTS RESPONSIBLE ONLY TO THE EVENING DEAN, AND DEVOTING THEIR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION TO EVENING COLLEGE AFFAIRS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH., ORDER NO. 63-3963. MICROFILM $3.95. XEROGRAPHY $13.95. 307 PAGES. (AUTHOR/AJ)
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