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ERIC Number: ED025201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Pages: 47
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Faculty Participation in College Governance: Two Small Catholic Colleges.
Mann, Jacinta
An evaluation of faculty participation in administration was conducted at 2 Catholic liberal arts colleges in Winter 1967-68. Of the total lay and religious faculty selected at both institutions, almost 50% responded. The 59-item questionnaire dealt with the full-time faculty's perception of what academic governance is, what their role should be, and satisfaction with their actual role. It also asked for personal data -- level of education, rank, tenure, professional societies, research and campus activities. Both the men's and women's college faculties felt that they should have the major voice in academic decision making but that joint faculty-administration decisions should govern religious and lay personnel matters, financial, student, public and alumni affairs. In the area of capital improvements, the men wanted less administrative responsibility than the women. Dissatisfaction with actual decision-making roles was evident, but in the area of faculty-administration relations the women were less satisfied than the men, who were indifferent. The religious held higher degrees and academic ranks than the lay faculty, who were younger and stayed at the college for shorter periods. Both groups often participated in campus activities. A comparison of 33 pairs of mean weights for religious and lay faculty at each college revealed that on all but 7 of the 66, differences between the 2 groups at both colleges were insignificant, i.e., on nearly all variables concerning shared governance, agreement between the faculties was almost unanimous. Ten recommendations are appended. (WM)
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