ERIC Number: ED097077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
Possible Mechanisms for Faculty Participation in Multi-Campus Governance at Valencia Community College.
Edwards, D. William; And Others
A questionnaire was administered to the faculty and administrators of Valencia Community College to obtain answers to the following questions: (1) Will the present faculty organization meet the needs of a multicampus college? (2) Will the present system of administrative committees, councils, and task forces meet the needs of a multicampus college? (3) What is the most acceptable form of faculty participation in governance for a multicampus operation at Valencia? A questionnaire was also administered to a sample of the faculty and administrators of both in-state and out-of-state community colleges with a multicampus operation. The data obtained from the questionnaires were treated descriptively. The results of the study reinforced previous findings that the attitudes of the participants involved in participatory governance are more important than is the specific organizational mode adopted to provide this participation. An open and receptive attitude by the president and other administrators is a key element for effective faculty participation in governance. A strong and dedicated faculty leadership combined with an interested and involved faculty and the administration's attitude will tailor the mechanism to the needs of the participants and insure mutual development of policies and procedures. Another trend that is developing is the necessity to provide a voice for all constitutencies of the college. College Wide Councils are emerging as a policy recommending body in many colleges. (There are eight appendixes to the report, two of which are the questionnaires.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: California