ERIC Number: ED216751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-6
Reference Count: 0
Full Partner or Stepchild: Extending Functions of a University through a Branch Campus.
Konrad, Abram G.
In the 1980's, branch campuses, which may be extension centers of universities or colleges, semi-autonomous residential institutions, two-year public colleges, or parts of multi-campus institutions, will need to develop governance structures and processes to enhance their status and improve the quality of education in the communities they serve. Several issues deserve special attention. First, institutional roles and objectives will need to be clarified and branch campuses will need to adopt a community orientation. Second, the governing boards of these institutions will need to make a distinction between being involved in policy formation and in operational issues and better use should be made of advisory committees and board subcommittees. Third, administrative structures should be examined to insure effective coordination, accountability, and equitable representation of all component parts of an institution. Fourth, close attention should be given to systematic faculty development, through study-leave, work experience programs, and more innovative uses of faculty talents. Other faculty concerns that should be considered include extension faculty appointments, personnel recruitment practices, personnel classification, and the effects of unionization. Finally, emphasis should be placed on processes of evaluation and assessment, which will enable the institution to meet accountability demands and evaluate institutional and system outcomes. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Branch Campuses
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (62nd, St. Louis, MO, April 4-7, 1982).