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ERIC Number: ED054772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 11
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Model for Participatory Governance for Community Colleges.
Nichols, Suzanne
A model for participatory governance is developed as a means to better achieve the community college's broad goals and objectives. These are contrasted with those of 4-year institutions using student screening and selection devices, and high schools with their different educational emphasis. It presents the conflict faced by the community college: an institution that is charged with providing instruction to meet the societal needs of all persons over 18, but that must generally operate with a staff-line administrative structure reminiscent of high schools and a curriculum generally paralleling the university's freshman and sophomore years. The Board of Trustee's role is reviewed and its responsibility for producing a favorable atmosphere in which professionals might extend themselves creatively is emphasized. Actual implementation and support for this thrust of creativity are administrative functions. How to accomplish this goal is suggested in the model for participatory governance. The explanatory organization chart displays the model of governance as participation with directors and divisions in lieu of the more traditional dean system. It is concluded that use of this model increases accountability at all levels, both administrative and instructional. (AL)
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