ERIC Number: ED068050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Time Spent in Committee Meetings.
Yuker, H. E.; And Others
In recent years, as students and faculty have become more involved in decisionmaking, the number of meetings of committees and subcommittees on college campuses has grown by leaps and bounds. This has led many people to believe that the amount of time and energy devoted to committee meetings is far greater than is justified in terms of accomplishments. The present study was designed to determine the amount of time spent at and the number of meetings held at Hofstra University. The data indicate that committee meetings are a very pervasive characteristic of life at Hofstra. Much time is devoted to them, particularly by administrative personnel, and they are very costly to the university. Assuming that it could be desirable to reduce the time spent in committee meetings, several suggestions are made: (1) Reduce the number of committees; (2) Reduce the size of committees; and (3) Reduce the number and length of committee meetings by having them run more efficiently. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Center for the Study of Higher Education.
Note: Center for the Study of Higher Education, Report 103