ERIC Number: ED338193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Progress on the Commission's Study of the California State University's Administration. A Report to the Governor and Legislature in Response to Budget Language in the 1990 Budget Act.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This document represents a progress report of a study into the role and value of the California State University's central administration. It contains as an appendix a report by the State University on the evolution of its central administration, and it includes a review by Commission staff of relevant national literature on higher education governance, and a synthesis of impressions obtained by the staff from 50 interviews with individuals both within and outside of the State University, including members of the faculty; campus level academic, student, and business affairs staff; campus presidents; and past and current Trustees. In addition, a list of preliminary conclusions from the study thus far is provided as well as the staff's plans for further study, prior to submitting a draft of the final report. Among the conclusions are that: (1) the State University needs to be stabilized, both internally and externally; (2) there appears to be a climate of over-regulation, both within the State University system and between the system and the State; and (3) many of the existing organizational arrangements in the State University are fundamentally sound and work well. Contains 10 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Administration, College Planning, Communication Problems, Evaluation, Governance, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Interviews, Literature Reviews, Needs Assessment, Scholarship, State Legislation
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Third Floor, Sacramento, CA 98514-3985 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California State Postsecondary Education Comm; California State University