ERIC Number: ED203796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-6
Reference Count: 0
Two Years in the Life of a Dean.
Farquhar, Robin H.
Key features of the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan in 1976 and actions that were taken in light of these features over the subsequent two-year period are considered by the College's dean, who began the appointment in 1976. Three major objectives established by the dean were to: increase the institution's productivity in all aspects and particularly in the areas of graduate study and research, increase the self-respect of faculty and students within the College, and increase financial support, especially for faculty positions and practicum supervision. The departmental organization was restructured through several approaches, including the establishment of directorships or assistant deanships. More emphasis was placed on college-wide functions and on the integration of the offerings of the College to provide a coherent program of professional development. Monthly faculty seminars and a symposium on the University's role in teacher education were among the activities that were designed to increase the morale of the College of Education's faculty. Additionally, the College was one of the budget priorities during the two-year period, and the government granted additional resources for staffing and travel funds for practicum supervision. Other factors that helped in the achievement of the dean's goals as well as problems that were encountered are addressed. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Role, Budgets, College Faculty, College Role, Deans, Departments, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Organizational Change, Productivity, Research Needs, School Organization, Schools of Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Saskatchewan
Note: Paper presented at an Ontario Institute for Studies in Education-University Council for Educational Administration Career Development Seminar (Toronto, Ontario, November 6, 1978).