ERIC Number: ED161363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
The Human Dimension: Balancing People Needs and Resources. AIR Forum Paper 1978.
Howard, Harold C.
The call for accountability in higher education has resulted in a demand for the effective use of scarce resources and institutional survival is affected. Since the vitality of an institution is the true measure of its strength, all decisions, including cost-based ones, should be made in terms of their effect on morale and motivation. Faculty, by the very nature of the educational enterprise, are not only at the center of the operation, but are involved in much of the most critical management activity. As such, there can be no effective implementation of decision nor optimum cost-effectiveness apart from their voluntary support. The major task of the educational administrator is to organize faculty participation, develop the sort of climate and provide the resources and tools to make it effective. Efforts at Eastern College in teaching management skills and providing management tools to the faculty, staff, and administration are reported. The objective is to improve communication and through the teaching of management skills, make possible more effective participation in the decision-making process. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Administration, College Faculty, Cost Effectiveness, Course Descriptions, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Higher Education, Human Resources, Institutional Environment, Morale, Organizational Climate, Organizational Communication, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Eastern College PA
Note: Paper presented at the annual Association for Institutional Research Forum (18th, Houston, Texas, May 21-25, 1978)