ERIC Number: ED090890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Changes in University Organization, 1964-1971.
Gross, Edward; Grambsch, Paul V.
From 1964 to 1971, many campuses in the U.S. were shaken by major upheavals. What effects did these disruptions have on the structural organization of American universities? The authors explore the question in this research report and conclude that there have been genuine changes and that some of them have been startling. The authors analyze data from two surveys of administrators and faculty at 68 universities. Despite the disruptions of the late 1960's, there were no major changes in the rank ordering of goals between 1964 and 1971. The university is now less inclined to be all things to all men; the monolithic university system is breaking up and is even becoming fragmented; all groups involved in the university organization believe that they have increased their power; and internal power holders (faculty, students, administrators) have begun to cooperate with outsiders (regents, legislators, the public). The authors conclude that, in all areas, the university has become more mature in coping with conflicts. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Activism, Administrative Organization, Administrative Problems, Dissent, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Universities
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Hightstown, New Jersey 08520 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.