ERIC Number: ED114146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Shape of Governance in the Future.
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.
Faculty members in most community colleges have occupied a less prestigious governing role than administrators. For the most part, instructional staff have had little say in personnel decisions, and only limited influence on curriculum and other academic matters. Compounding these problems has been the lack of professionally trained administrators. The future of governance in community colleges runs in at least two separate channels to a common future. First, faculty will become increasingly involved in formal collective bargaining. This is a healthy trend, since a fair contract, well administered, can provide a number of important advantages to administration and faculty alike. Second, since the steady state has produced a career faculty for community colleges, instructional staff will begin to exert increasing influence in decisions involving colleague selection; faculty retention, evaluation, and promotion; and academic reform. As a more professional faculty begins to assume greater responsibility for the educational program and for its implementation, professional administrators will be concerned more with defining their own contributions to the education process, and less with supervision and evaluation of their professional colleagues. (NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (Seattle, Washington, April 13-16, 1975)