ERIC Number: ED099089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Descriptive Study of the Semantic Connotations Toward the Institutional Governance System at Delaware County Community College of the Several Constituent Groups.
Wyman, Bruce T.
This study was conducted to determine whether the attitudes of the various constituent representatives (administration, faculty, students, and noncontract personnel) differed significantly toward the Institutional Governance system as operative at Delaware County Community College (Pennsylvania). Following Osgood's Semantic Differential technique for surveying in the affective domain, it was found that there was no significant differences among the constituent bodies in any of the oriented activities, evaluation or potency modes. Indeed, there was a high degree of correlation among all the constituent groups' attitudes toward this participative governance system. Although the theoretical structure of the Institutional Governance system would appear to be an almost ideal model for collective input and decision making because of broad representation and two-way communication channels, it is still felt by all constituent groups to be aggravating, complex, and slow. It is therefore recommended that the governance system at Delaware County Community College be streamlined in both size and efficiency, that feedback on recommendations be more continuous, and that viable committee decisions be implemented more expediently. (Author/MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Practicum presented to Nova University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Education degree