ERIC Number: ED209969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for the Internal Development of Summer Sessions.
Seagren, Alan T.; And Others
Organizational matters and strategies useful in developing more effective collegiate summer sessions are discussed, and examples of some productive strategies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are reported. Four elements of organizational structure in higher education considered are organizational environment, mission and goals, governance processes, and structure and management. Issues to be addressed in each of these categories are outlined. Three models of leadership/management based on the interrelationships between summer sessions and other parts of the organization are suggested: dependent, reactive, and proactive. The role of summer sessions in three areas is questioned: in determining course offerings, in faculty selection and recruitment, and in budget and student affairs. It is suggested that directors of college summer sessions look carefully at ways to strengthen the summer sessions position in relation to each of the four elements of organizational structure. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Nebraska Lincoln
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the North American Association of Summer Sessions (Charlotte, NC, November 1980).