ERIC Number: ED100256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Diversity in Academic Governance Patterns. Research and Development Memorendum No. 130.
Baldridge, J. Victor; And Others
This paper argues that, contrary to the views of several contemporary observers, American higher education is not becoming more homogeneous but more diverse. Higher educational institutions vary widely in their organizational structures, purposes and goals, and governance patterns. In order to compare these diverse institutions systematically, the Stanford Project on Academic Governance established a typology consisting of eight broad categories. These categories are shown to vary systematically on organizational features affecting diversity: environmental relations, complexity of professional task, and institutional size and complexity. It is predicted that the different categories of institutions, reflecting different organizational features, will have different governance patterns which, in turn, will affect both faculty and the kinds of policy-influencing activities faculty members engage in. A 20-item bibliography is included. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.