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ERIC Number: ED253920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Bureaucratic versus Loose Coupling Governance: Ownership or Chaos in Managing Conflict?
Caliguri, Joseph P.; And Others
The first section of this document relates a case involving governance problems at a private education institution. The second section gives teaching notes for the use of this case in any course focusing on leadership, organizational governance, or general management or in various topical courses. In the case recounted, an institution recognized for its collegial governance and administrative team leadership began to experience management and financial problems. To deal with these problems, the Board of Governors decided to create the position of president. The first president resigned after a year; the second resigned before the end of his first year. A team of three university professors was requested by the board chairman to evaluate the second president's performance; documents were analyzed, institutional assessment interviews with the president and administrators were conducted, and recommendations to the board and its constituents were presented. The issues that emerged were related to the differing governance philosophies and leadership styles that produced conflict among the institutional participants. The teaching notes give guidelines on the teaching objectives of the case, the position of the case in the course, assignment questions, and discussion strategies. An analysis of the issues involved is also provided. Five references are listed. (DCS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Collegiality; Loose Coupling