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ERIC Number: ED107320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 200
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An Analysis of the Functional Relationships Between the Administrative Staff of a Public Community College and Its Vocational-Technical Lay Advisory Committees: A Case Study.
Blair, Richard Scott
A case study was conducted in order to explore the working relationships between the administrative staff of Belleville Area College (BAC) in Illinois and the members of its 21 vocational-technical advisory committees. Case study methods included interviews with administrators, supervisors of curriculum areas, and coordinators; attendance at advisory committee meetings; and analysis of the 199 responses to a questionnaire sent to 24 administrators and 246 vocational-technical lay advisors. Results indicate that the majority of the committees meet only once or twice each year; they are willing to work more, but are not provided with tasks to be accomplished. There is very little intercommittee communication, and administrators dominate each committee. Furthermore, only 4 percent of the total lay advisory membership is composed of students. Lay advisors are eager to serve the college, and 72 percent are in favor of supporting a General Advisory Committee for the entire college. The author suggests that attempts at more efficient organizations and inservice education for all involved in the program would result in more efficient use of the obviously enthusiastic laymen available for advisory committee or consultant use by BAC. (DC)
University Microfilms, P. O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 74-24,043, MF-$5.00, Xerography-$11.00)
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