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ERIC Number: ED089619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-26
Pages: 18
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Inhuman Things in Human Ways.
Matthews, William R.
There is no easy way to reduce the size of a college without destroying it. The author of this speech presents a prelude about Augustana College up to and including its 1969 budget crunch, then describes the procedures that Augustana has followed these past 4 years to solve these problems, and finally draws from its experience 9 propositions to help other administrators in the same situation. The conclusions and suggestions for small college management include: (1) Most colleges are not managed too well. (2) Morale is more important than money. (3) Size is not necessarily a sign of quality. (4) Faculty does not want to make hard decisions, but they do want serious input to those decisions that utimately affect their lives and careers. (5) There is nothing like a budget crunch to open up a college curriculum; there is also nothing like a budget crunch to make a faculty conservative. (6) It is very easy to get a negative syndrome going; it is not so easy to get it stopped. (Author/MJM)
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