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ERIC Number: ED046384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 244
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Institutional Attitudes Relating to Faculty Participation in California Community College Governance.
Riess, Louis Charles
This study examined the degree and nature of current faculty participation in decision making in California community colleges, and, in the judgment of faculty members and administrators, the degree to which faculty members should participate. A random sampling of the staff of 81 community colleges during the fall of 1969 resulted in completed questionnaires from 111 administrators and 171 faculty members. The subjects showed a significant difference when current or recommended degrees of faculty participation in decision making were compared. Faculty perceived less current faculty participation and recommended a higher degree of faculty participation than the administrators. Academic faculty recommended more faculty participation than applied faculty. The faculty and administrators suggest that the academic senate is the most appropriate and effective model to provide a significant increase in faculty participation in decision making. Community colleges should develop an administrative process based on the principles of participative management. Community college trustees, administrators, and faculty should work to strengthen local and statewide academic senates and to remove community colleges from under the jurisdiction of the Winton Act. The president should establish a joint faculty, administrator, student, and classified staff committee system. (Author/CA)
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Identifiers - Location: California