ERIC Number: ED103058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
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The Organizational Structure of the Instructional Program of a Community College: An Evaluation With Recommendations for Change.
Smith, Jack E.
A study was undertaken in the Spring of 1974 to evaluate the effectiveness of the administrative structure of the instructional program of East Los Angeles College (ELAC) and to make recommendations for change. Since ELAC was founded 29 years ago each new discipline has been established as a separate department; at the time of the study 27 such departments were reporting directly to the dean of instruction. At the direction of the college president, the dean of instruction led the department chairmen in a study of the historical development of college instructional organization, an appraisal of the existing effectiveness thereof, and a survey of the organizational pattern of 25 similar institutions in California. Both the survey and the search of the literature disclosed a marked preference of instructional administrators for a division or divisional/departmental structure of 10 or fewer units. A transition to this system at ELAC was considered too disruptive. Recommended instead was a grouping of the existing departments under two or three assistant deans each of whom would be given line responsibility for limited and specific functions and elimination of the evening division as a separate administrative entity. Additional organizational changes were also recommended. Appendices include organizational charts, questionnaires, duty statements, and related reports and recommendations. (Author/AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California