ERIC Number: ED418612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
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Establishing Faculty Governance at a College of Education: A Case Study.
Blendinger, Jack; Cornelious, Linda; McGrath, Vincent
This paper presents a case study that sought to trace the faculty's efforts to develop a system of shared governance for the College of Education at Mississippi State University. Data were collected by participants in the process and included written guidelines, agenda for meetings, minutes of meetings, notes, memoranda, letters, and reports. It was found that from 1989 through 1995, the college's Faculty Advisory Committee was relatively inactive. Beginning in 1996, however, the faculty put forth a set of guidelines that sought to increase the role of faculty in governance. A 15-member faculty council was created in 1996 and met monthly to address such issues as elected vs. appointed department heads, resource allocations among departments, the role of the dean within the college, and the conduct of a faculty survey. The results of these meetings, as well as the council's 1997-98 agenda, are discussed in light of the increased interest in the governance of the college on the part of the faculty. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mississippi State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Memphis, TN, November 12-14, 1997).