ERIC Number: ED025191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Leadership and Responsibility on the Changing Campus: Who's in Charge? The Role of the Faculty: A View From The President's Office.
Williams, Kenneth R.
Florida Atlantic University is successfully developing an organization which effectively utilizes administrators, faculty and students in institutional decision making. It is recognized that the well-being and effectiveness of the institution are dependent upon the extent to which and the manner in which each member of the university family accepts his responsibilities, exercises his rights and authority, and performs his duties. A faculty committee drafted the consitution, calling for a university senate composed of all members of the full-time faculty above the rank of instructor. They key steering and policy committee, composed of two faculty members from each college, serves as the screening body for all matters coming before the senate. Recently students have been added to several university committees and a committee of faculty, students and administrators was instituted to study and propose a new form of university governing structure. A 21-man group, selected from the faculty senate of each university in the state system, established a direct line of communication from the several university faculties to the board of regents. In general, faculty have clearly demonstrated their willingness to assume the burdens of added responsibility that must accompany an increased involvement in policy making. (CS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Florida Atlantic University
Note: Panel Presentation at the Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C. Nov., 1968