ERIC Number: ED185894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Views on System Governance. AASCU Studies, No. 2, 1980.
Delaney, Harold; And Others
Four articles on changing governance patterns of state colleges and universities are presented. In "State Control vs. Campus Autonomy: A Struggle for Balance," Donald E. Walters discusses the distribution of power in Illinois'"system of systems" governance structure. In Illinois several multi-campus university systems coexist; each is controlled by a separate governing board and is subject, to a greater or lesser extent, to the jurisdiction of a statewide board charged with coordination. In "Minimizing the Loss of Campus Autonomy," Harold Delaney considers factors that influence the magnitude of the loss of freedom or autonomy from statewide coordination and, at the same time, factors that affect the compensation for that loss. In "Colorado Consortium of State Colleges: Sharing Authority and Responsibility," John A. Marvel discusses a new form of governance premised on a procedure that begins with the involvement of the faculties and administrators of all the colleges. The four institutions of the consortium are described, and outcomes of consortium governance are reviewed. In "Restrictive Aspects of Centralized Governance," Albert N. Whiting discusses centralized governance of higher education in relation to the quality of education provided. Difficulties faced by administrators of colleges (chancellors and/or presidents) operating under centralized governance systems are considered. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship, Centralization, College Administration, Community Colleges, Consortia, Coordination, Decision Making, Faculty College Relationship, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Organizational Change, State Boards of Education, State Colleges, State Universities, States Powers, Statewide Planning, Student College Relationship, Student Participation
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Colorado; Illinois