ERIC Number: ED158646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
University of Barset. In-Basket Exercise. Organiser's Copy. SDU Staff Development in Universities Programme.
Piper, David Warren; Glatter, Ron
An exercise is presented that is designed as a training aid for junior administrative and/or academic staff in their first 6 years of service in universities. It is intended to help participants think about management principles in general while trying out their own ideas for solving the specific problems outlined. It will also permit individuals to try alternative roles. The exercise provides a basic framework for including sub-exercises specifically related to an institution or group of institutions. Principles rather than particular situations are emphasized. The exercise may be carried out in three stages: individual response, group discussions, and plenary session. Situations at the University of Barset are used as study examples or "in-basket" exercises. Among the issues are the following: advertising of undergraduate courses, classifying higher degree results, student membership on senate and council committees, and the semi-independent status of the Business School. A description is provided of the university and its locale, and current problems are outlined. Correspondence and proposals detailing the administrative situations are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Administrator Role, Administrators, College Administration, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Leaders Guides, Organizational Development, Role Playing, Training Methods
University of London Institute of Education, UTMU, 55 Gordon Square, London WC1H ONT, England
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: London Univ. (England). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers: Great Britain; University of Barset (England)