ERIC Number: ED168403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a New Faculty Governance Model for Castleton State College Post Collective Bargaining. College Governance Core Module.
Forest, Robert F.
A practicum at Castleton State College, Vermont, was conducted to provide recommendations to modify the faculty governance structure so that administrative leadership would have an efficient organizational governance decision making process and, at the same time, to provide faculty a means of expressing their concerns. The history of governance at the college since formal collective bargaining occurred in 1973 and existing research on governance were examined. The Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees meeting minutes from 1973 to December 1978 were examined to ascertain the board's position on the role of faculty in governance. Interviews were also conducted on the topic with the two top administrators at the college, the last two faculty assembly presidents, and two union representatives from the college. As a result of the interviews it was generally accepted that some degree of faculty participatory governance was necessary and would probably continue as long as the high level of trust of the present college president remained. There was also agreement among the majority of individuals interviewed that total faculty participation in governance was difficult for various reasons and that some type of representative faculty governance structure (i.e., faculty senate) might be more appropriate. Additionally, a need for a new type of position that would assume major responsibilities in the area of faculty development and curricular program development was identified. Other recommendations are discussed. (SW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Castleton State College VT
Note: Practicum presented to Nova University in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of doctor of education ; Marginally legible due to light print