ERIC Number: ED239809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Desafios que Enfrentaran las Administraciones Universitarias en los Proximos Anos (Challenges for University Administration in the Years Ahead).
Valle, Victor M.
Ten important issues surround the challenges that Latin American university administrations will face in the near future. Those issues are: (1) the importance of administration to higher education and the need for analyzing situations, resolving problems, making decisions, and communicating at all administrative levels; (2) the uniqueness of university management and the responsibility to develop and train high-level professionals as caretakers of a productive society and governmental machinery; (3) the university commitment to national development through the prodiction of informed, educated, efficient, unified, productive, and responsible people; (4) the acceptance of life-long learning and the resulting changes in the university environment; (5) the priority of scientific investigation of national problems; (6) the preservation of academic freedom in the university setting; (7) the trend toward university decentralization and the need for effective management techniques to maintain the educational quality of outlying branches; (8) the management of the technological explosion to the advantage of university planning, communication, and instruction; (9) the awareness of a complex but limited university administration and the need for management of internal and external relationships; and (10) the need for participatory, flexible, systemized, and efficient management systems that can help administrators handle their many roles. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrative Problems, Administrator Role, College Administration, College Environment, Decentralization, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Lifelong Learning, Management Systems, Organizational Change, Scientific Research, Social Change, Technology, Universities
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Latin America; National Development