ERIC Number: ED086049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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Variability in Faculty Perception of the Legitimacy of Decision Making at Nine Pennsylvania Institutions.
Leslie, David W.
This monograph was a preliminary investigation of the parameters of faculty perceptions of the legitimacy of governance. It was in part a test of an untried method for measuring those perceptions. The results suggest several conclusions: (1) In assessing dynamics of collegiate governance, it is necessary to take type of institution and issue effect into account. (2) In assessing dynamics of collegiate governance, it appears necessary to take institution effects into account only for some types of institutions. (3) Although issue effects differ from type to type, and within some types of institutions, it appears that faculty tend to perceive as more legitimate those governance processes in which they can expect to have relatively greater influence. (4) The loss of perceived legitimacy frequently noted among American colleges and universities does not appear to be an all-or-nothing proposition. (5) The method used for assessing perceptions of the legitimacy of governance appeared generally appropriate on the basis of a validation exercise and the findings that supported the generally accepted theory. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania