ERIC Number: ED113996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
President and Physical Plant Administrator Face Common Goal of Providing an Efficient, Effective Educational Environment.
Hansen, Arthur G.
APPA, v5 n1 Mar 1975
Stresses faced by higher education as a result of both student and social criticism are examined and related to the specific role the physical plant department plays in the changing environment. The interface between the physical plant administrator and the chief executive officer is explored, and consideration is given to what each expects of the other, and how this relationship supports the goals of the university. The goals are seen as teaching, service to the community, and research. Financial pressures facing the university are discussed, including the effects of inflation and public demands for efficiency, and methods by which the university president can deal with these pressures are considered. Maximum communication and contact is advocated, including use of the committee approach to problem solving. Qualities of a good administrator are outlined: loyalty, flexibility, and integrity. They are related to successful dealings with faculty, staff, students, the community at large, and to efficiency in the physical plant department. (LBH)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Administration, Cooperative Planning, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Economics, Educational Environment, Facilities, Facility Planning, Financial Needs, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Money Management, Physical Environment
Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Suite 525, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.