ERIC Number: ED085035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Boards of Trustees: Their Decision Patterns. Report on Research.
Paltridge, James Gilbert; And Others
This document surveys the matters to which boards of trustees address themselves and analyzes the degree and detail of attention devoted to various types of decisions in a broad array of subject classifications. The research concentrated on the boards of four-year institutions of public (state)higher education. It employed a nonreactive data-gathering technique, the key operational step of which was the coding of more than 7,000 individual trustee board actions from content analyses of the official board recrods of over 100 meetings by 20 trustee boards. Results encompassed characteristics of trustee boards and the institutions they govern; the volume and range of matters considered by boards; policy decisions, operating decisions, and delegated decisions; and board decision patterns. Appendices included descriptive characteristics of the sample trustee boards and the institutions or systems they govern and coding protocol for subject areas and general subclassifications of trustee actions. A 21-item bibliography is included. (MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.