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ERIC Number: ED112758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
A Comprehensive Personnel System for Colleges and Universities.
Houghton, Owen R.
Studies in Management, v3 n6 Jan 1974
Discussed is a total systems approach to the problems of personnel policies and practices in higher education administration. It is noted that of the three basic management functions--planning, budget, and personnel--the personnel function has been the slowest to adapt to the process of rapid change. Adoption of a new philosophy is needed that will provide coordination and integration among the many campus forces experiencing similar difficulties. The costliness of compartmental management is described, and it is suggested that in times of accountability, a more efficient use of human resources must assume priority over academic tradition. Recommendations are made for integrating personnel functions, including a consciousness-raising process to develop readiness for change within educational associations. Clarification of institutional objectives and priorities is cited as the starting point for developing a comprehensive system. A method of consultation and communication should be established to encourage all members of the campus community, including students, faculty, and staff, to see how their efforts can apply to the common cause. (LBH)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Administration, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Integration, Personnel Needs, Personnel Policy, School Personnel, Shared Services, Systems Approach
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.