ERIC Number: ED061931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
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Variation and Change in Community College Organization, A Preliminary Report.
A national survey of community college presidents collected information on campus organization and campus and community demographic data. Data from each of seven "pacesetter" states (California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Texas and Washington) and from three groups of states (categorized by the precentage of total undergraduates enrolled in community colleges) were analyzed. Findings in the following areas are discussed: extensiveness of organizational change in community colleges; the groups most concerned about and involved in planning for change; the most popular directions of change; college characteristics; and groups who participate in the decision-making process. Nearly 40% of the presidents plan to change organizational structures by 1975. Student and community groups are seen by the presidents as having little concern for or involvement in the planning of change. Furthermore, the presidents considered interdisciplinary studies an attractive option for curriculum changes and preferred division to departmental organization. Presidents thought themselves to be the most concerned about organizational change even though they generally believe their patterns of organization are not too rigid, hierarchical, or bureaucratic. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.