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ERIC Number: ED034527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 28
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A Position Paper for the Junior College Administrator.
Shuford, David F.
The writer feels that current campus unrest can be alleviated if the role of student, faculty, and administrator is clearly defined. He feels the administrator must clarify the beliefs that direct his decisions, consider alternate beliefs and their possible effects on his decisions, and unify his total belief structure by considering the effects of his behavior. His position must be clear to faculty and students so that all may agree on goals. A modern administrator, more facilitator than authoritarian must follow the advice of his staff and constituency in setting up democratic, jointly-developed policies, rules, and procedures. Their combined influence will help the institution find its own identity, decide its role in the total educational effort, choose the quality and variety of its programs, and determine the activities to be augmented, curtailed, or discarded. It will thus decide its own direction, free from external constraints. A sound management information system will permit better long-range planning, avoid most emergencies, and allow regular review for instructional improvement. Faculty, students, and administrators must all agree on the planning process and purpose, professionally recognized and encouraged, to soften resistance to the drastic changes that will follow. Several suggestions are given for minimizing irrational responses to change. If the junior college is to help man fashion a creative environment, all must be involved in making the learning process successful. (HH)
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