ERIC Number: ED026056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
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Decision-Making in Community Colleges.
Malik, Joseph A.
Oregon School Study Council Bulletin, v12 n3 November 1968
This study shows that the desire of faculty members to participate in administrative decision making varies with their field of specialization, sex, and years of educational experience. The field of specialization seems to have the most effect, academic instructors generally wanting a higher degree of participation than the teachers of vocational or technical subjects. Among the academic faculty, the men advocate more involvement than the women; among the applied faculty, the reverse is true. As the level of education of the faculty member increases, so does his interest in administrative decisions, those with advanced degrees being better trained for such participation and more knowledgeable about the problems of an educational institution. Administrators should encourage the applied faculty to take more interest, if not in institutional decision making, at least in such other faculty activities as council and committee work. Since every faculty member can and should contribute to the development of an institution in his own way, it is up to the administrator to make it possible for him to do so. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. School of Education.