ERIC Number: ED373816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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California Community Colleges Faculty Role in Shared Governance.
Flanigan, Patricia K.
In November 1993, the chief executive officers (CEO's) and academic senate presidents at all 107 California community colleges were surveyed regarding faculty members' role in shared governance. Study findings, based on an 84% response rate, included the following: (1) the CEO's and senate presidents agreed that faculty were greatly involved in the decision-making process in the areas of academic and professional matters, and were generally satisfied with current levels of faculty involvement in these areas; (2) senate presidents were less satisfied that CEO's with the level of faculty involvement in institutional planning, budget development, and district and college governance structures; (3) both groups agreed that personal agendas and "we/they" mentality, distrust between faculty and trustees, budgetary constraints, legal accountability remaining with the board and administration, and lack of faculty understanding and interest impeded the strengthening of the faculty role in academic and professional matters; (4) senate presidents indicated that faculty were relied upon in decision making in matters of curriculum, grading policies, and degree and certificate requirements, but felt that processes for institutional planning and budgeting were still under administrative control; and (5) both groups perceived recent increases in faculty involvement. The survey instruments are included. Based on study findings, recommendations were developed for managing the evolutionary process of shared governance more effectively. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: California Community Colleges
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