ERIC Number: ED081317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Departments: Problems and Alternatives.
Faricy, William H.
This paper deals with the existing inter- and intra-departmental phenomena. Current practices of forming departments and aggregating departments into colleges are investigated and are shown to have inherent difficulties which inhibit the performance of a university. These difficulties are illustrated with empirical data from a representative set of 42 major institutions with responses from faculty, administration, legislators, and board members. Two major types of alternatives are presented to the typical departmental organization: (1) replacing departments with functional organizations, and (2) adding other structures to the typical college that combine departments in terms of variables such as their resource utilization, staffing patterns, instructional, missions, etc. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Office of Institutional Research.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1973