ERIC Number: ED100473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Waubonsee Ad Hocracy.
Waubonsee Community Coll., Sugar Grove, IL.
The Waubonsee Community College Ad Hocracy model of governance incorporates the concept of a streamlined, flexible organizational structure which allows for voluntary participation in problem-solving and decision-making. Central to this model is the concept of open meetings which provide for the consideration of all views and the reaching of consensus through discussion and persuasion. The system operates within defined parameters: items negotiated in collective bargaining are excluded from consideration in the Ad Hocracy, as the governance model is intended to complement rather than replace the collective bargaining process; the overriding intent of the system is to augment existing authority, not circumvent it; full and open voluntary participation must be insured. The three mechanisms for dealing with institutional problems--the administrative action mechanism, the "trial balloon" mechanism, and the ad hoc committee mechanism--are presented in full. Descriptions of the three mechanisms, a flow chart which illustrates the interrelationships between the mechanisms, and the stated objectives of the system, provide a picture of system components and processes. (AH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Waubonsee Community Coll., Sugar Grove, IL.