ERIC Number: ED107328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Central Administration in Multi Unit Community Colleges.
Wattenbarger, James L.; Holcombe, Willis N.
This monograph reports the findings of a nationwide survey of the central or district-wide administrative functions of 25 multi-campus and multi-college junior college districts. A multi-campus district was defined as a district which operates two or more campuses under one governing board with each campus having a separate site administrator, whereas a multi-college district operates two or more individual comprehensive colleges. Results of the survey indicate that: (1) multi-campus districts utilize fewer off-campus instructional facilities (an average of 35 compared to an average of 115 for multi-college districts); (2) while 11 of the 12 multi-campus districts studied have located their district offices off-campus, only five of the 13 multi-campus districts have done so--however, six of the eight multi-campus districts with central offices on-campus expressed a desire to move off-campus; (3) central administrative functions were similar in both kinds of districts, but there was no indication of the degree to which each function was performed by the central offices; and (4) although multi-college districts tend to be larger than multi-campus districts, the central offices of the latter retain more staff. The fact that the larger districts have less central administrative staff implies a lessening of district office control. Pertinent literature is reviewed, and five sample organizational charts are appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Higher Education.