ERIC Number: ED028734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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Effective Academic Administration: A Team Approach.
Drewry, Galen N.; Diener, Thomas J.
The team approach is described in this report as a useful mechanism, at both college-wide and divisional levels, for effective administration of academic affairs. An institutional academic team would include the leadership core for academic affairs, the academic dean, the division chairman, and the librarian, and would have the primary responsibility for planning, communication, budgeting, motivation, and evaluation in matters of curriculum, instruction, and faculty. Faculty members (division chairmen) would therefore participate in the process of developing institutional policy, and other faculty, research personnel, and students could serve as resource persons for the entire academic team. Since academic departments are usually based on disciplines that are infinitely divisible, a divisional arrangement would make it possible to eliminate the 1 or 2-man departments that are often unstable and narrow in perspective. A divisional team could be composed of the chairman and faculty of each department, and would be responsible for educational program development and implementation. The academic and divisional teams should, on a systematic basis, seek opinions, suggestions, and evaluations from their institution's supporting constituencies and students about the academic affairs of the institution. The report contains a list of 7 principles that should characterize group interaction, and a review of related literature. (WM)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Administrator Role, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Teacher Responsibility, Teamwork
Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia ($0.50)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.