ERIC Number: ED101818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of the Dean of Student Services to the Administrative Organization of Harrisburg Area Community College.
Ebersole, Jay F.
Since 1972-73, the dean of student services at Harrisburg Area Community College has been subordinate to the vice-president for educational services and equal in rank to academic division chairmen, who bypassed him and reported directly to the vice-president on matters concerning counseling services in their divisions. In an effort to contribute to the administrative reorganization proposed for 1975-76, the author reviewed recent literature concerning administrative organization and examined the organizational charts of 50 community colleges (37 in Illinois and 13 in Pennsylvania) to determine the most common pattern of relationships between chief student personnel officers and other chief administrators. In at least 75 percent of the 50 institutions studied, the dean of student services reports directly to the president of the college. In only one institution is the dean of student services placed on the same level as academic division chairmen. The author recommends equal status for the deans of student services, academic affairs, and administration/business and advocates the elimination of vice-presidents placed between the president and these three deans. Organizational charts are included. (DC)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Organization, Administrators, College Administration, Deans, Deans of Students, Diagrams, Governance, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Power Structure, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Harrisburg Area Community College PA; Illinois; Pennsylvania
Note: Pages 25-28 of the original document are copyright