ERIC Number: ED040360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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Goal Congruence and Organizational Efficacy in Two Merging Adult Education Centers.
Hyde, Ralph Abner
This study investigated the growth and development of two adult education centers (units of the University of Tennessee and Memphis State University) prior to their merger; the goals of the new joint university center (JUC); and the congruence of JUC goals with the goal perceptions of the faculty, students, administrative staff, and management committee. Goal statements were gathered from 725 opinion questionnaire respondents. Other data came from records, reports, and interviews with off campus center directors. Both centers had been relatively stable during their early years, but neither had achieved a balance among its finances, personnel, clientele, programs, and physical plant. Both seemed to be young and viable organizations capable of adapting to change but unable to initiate change because of lack of autonomy. Twelve organizational goals were formulated. Management committee goals for the JUC were congruent with those of other respondents, but priorities differed somewhat. The parent institutions were essentially alike on goal perceptions among students and perceptions by faculties. Participant satisfaction with the downtown centers was correlated with attitudes (largely positive) toward change and toward the new JUC. (LY)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adult Students, Analysis of Variance, Attitudes, Bibliographies, Budgets, College Faculty, Continuing Education Centers, Doctoral Dissertations, Enrollment, Extension Education, Facilities, Mergers, Objectives, Off Campus Facilities, Participant Satisfaction, Personnel, Surveys
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 70-17,823, MF $4.00, Xerography $9.00)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.
Identifiers: Memphis State University TN; University of Tennessee
Note: Ed.D. Thesis