ERIC Number: ED027002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-May
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A Rational Plan of Hierarchy and Authority for the Collegiate System: A Proposal to the Academic Senate.
Essig, Bob; Martin, Dick
Educational objectives to guide the Academic Senate include: discover and convey knowledge for learning, thinking, and problem-solving; accentuate individuality, creativity, and originality; develop awareness of real social/cultural conditions in the world; enrich emotional response; show the egalitarian relationship between student and teacher. The writer finds that colleges generally operate under what he calls "the traditional" or "the productive" system of hierarchy. The traditional administrative pattern includes a rigid chain of command; fixed division of labor; motivation, control, and direction of people by persuasion, reward, or punishment; and a generally low opinion of both faculty and students. He feels the productive system is more acceptable to modern educators as it enhances both professional and student effectiveness and achievement of personal goals; withdraws administrative direction; resists compartmented and proliferating administrative titles; and rotates administrative assignments. Under this system, both students and teachers are involved in formulation of institutional policy, not its enactment. The board of trustees (which can also formulate policy), exists to establish or enact it for the district. Faculty are truly involved in policy formulation when they are sure the board will enact it to an acceptable degree; they work best on continuing problems through standing committees, their committee assignment subject only to formal ratification by the Senate. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: College of Marin, Kentfield, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California