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ERIC Number: ED027453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 71
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Decision Making in the University Evening College; The Role of the Resident Department Chairman. Research Reports.
Daigneault, George H.
A study was made of the university evening college decision-making role of resident departmental chairmen at 12 universities (four publicly supported, two Roman Catholic, six private nonsectarian) in the Midwest and East. Liberal arts department chairmen, liberal arts deans, and evening deans were interviewed. In all but two institutions, evening program decisions were made in terms of day program values and objectives. In allocating faculty (largely part time and lower ranking) and in other decisions, means were used that suggested that evening programs had low priority. Because of ambiguity in the assignment of decision-making responsibility in some departments and evening colleges, much confusion, and sometimes conflict, existed. In evaluating evening programs, department chairmen tended to favor similarity in quality (same curriculum, instruction, and measurement) and quantity (substantial offering in the discipline) to the day program, to use enrollment statistics as a measure of effectiveness, and to judge evening programs by their contribution to the fulfillment of conscious departmental objectives. (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.