ERIC Number: ED214427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Organizational Aspects of University Management in the 1980s. Report of a CAUBO Special Project on the Examination of Alternative University Organizational Structures.
Tracz, George S.
Present administrative structures at various Canadian universities are described, and administrative functions for universities in the 1980s are suggested. Attention is directed to the following topics: presidential leadership, university management, and institutional survival; conflicts inherent in organizational theory and organizational structure; Canadian university vice-presidential structures; vice-presidential structural shifts, 1976-81; the dynamics of change at the vice-presidential level; the provost in the Canadian context; administrative organization of universities; and the revolution in communications technology. All Canadian universities are ranked in terms of operating-income data for 1979-80. The number of positions for vice-president for each of the 27 largest Canadian universities are also indicated for 1976-1981. It is concluded that the vice-presidential team should be designed to handle the variety of proliferating conditions during the 1980s. The dynamics of structural change were interpreted through a framework of an evolution-revolution cycle. It is suggested that senior administrators should attempt to turn novelty into confirmation and to maintain a balance between leadership and management. Appended materials include a bibliography, data on chief officers' salaries for 1980-81 in U.S. universities, and data on administrative directors' salaries for 1980-81 in U.S. universities, and ranking of 20 issues currently confronting U.S. colleges and universities as identified by their presidents. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Organization, Administrator Role, Administrators, College Administration, College Presidents, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Income, Leadership Responsibility, Organizational Theories, School Organization, School Size, Technology Transfer, Telecommunications, Trend Analysis
George Tracz, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Provosts; United States; Vice Presidents
Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (38th, Ottawa, Ontario, June 7-10, 1981).