ERIC Number: ED200079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Survey of the State-of-the-Art and Likely Future Trends of University Management in Europe: Austria-Germany-the Netherlands.
Bender, Ignaz; Henning, Wolfgang
The management of universities in Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands was studied as part of a 1979 survey of the present and future trends of university management in Europe. The survey addressed the organization of the university and its administration, the structure and process of decision-making, and the opinions of students, teachers, and administrators. Central issues of the study were as follows: the demand for education in view of demographic swings and pressures on behalf of particular interest groups; new legal requirements and restrictions; public accountability; the increase in the number and sizes of universities and the major effect upon university management; effects of economic uncertainty; the complexity of universities from the viewpoint of management; problems for management resulting from the breaking up of firm consensus which held together the universities in former years; changed relations between management and employees; and pressures to increase productivity. The survey questionnaire contained the following six sections: basic facts on the institution, organizational system of the institutions, decision-making system, administrative system, opinions about issues and problems in university management in the last decade, and development of university management. Information is presented on data collection, basic facts on the institutions visited, and higher education in the countries visited. Appended materials include information on the structure of universities in the countries visited, data on administrative personnel, and summary data on the opinions of respondents. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Organization, Administrative Policy, Administrator Attitudes, College Administration, College Environment, Comparative Education, Compliance (Legal), Decision Making, Economic Climate, Educational Demand, Faculty College Relationship, Financial Problems, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Legal Responsibility, Organization Size (Groups), Organizational Climate, Policy Formation, Productivity, School Organization, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Trend Analysis, Universities
IMHE Programme, OECD/CERI, 2, rue Andre Pascal, 75775 Paris CEDEX 16, France ($30.00 complete set of 4).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers: Austria; Europe (West); Germany; Netherlands
Note: For related documents, see HE 013 538, HE 013 655-656. All four documents available as a set only from OECD. Individual reports available from EDRS in microfiche only.