ERIC Number: ED339322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Departments of Higher Education and Educational Administration: Their Effect on the Study of Administration. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Nelson, Glenn M.; Hughes, Sean
Interviews with university and college department chairs or persons responsible for existing educational administration and higher education programs evaluated the effects of a merged structure (combining the two programs) on the study of administration. Sixteen universities were visited and program heads were interviewed. Identified advantages of combined programs included: better ability to keep control of the budget; better ability to keep control of student admissions; and a possible greater amount of faculty interaction with other programs and availability of more course offerings. Disadvantages were more often mentioned, and included: loss of recognition for higher education; lack of support for graduate students; lack of faculty; and lack of program control over its own budget. Budget control and losing control of admissions were the most often cited disadvantages. Several programs (n=21) that had reported being reorganized since 1982 were also examined. Overall findings showed no general positive response to curricular matters, and also no adverse effect on the study of administration could be determined from the reorganization or mergers. Contains 10 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Buhl Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Boston, MA, October 31-November 3, 1991).