ERIC Number: ED116556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-16
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Effectiveness of Alternative Administrative Structures. Final Report on a Pilot Investigation. Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education.
Rivett, B. H. P.; And Others
Initial objectives of this pilot study were to: define the effectiveness and structure of administration in institutions of higher education; explore and identify measures of administrative effectiveness and structure; test the practicability of such definitions and measures against on-going processes at Sussex University; direct, coordinate, and analyze the results of small comparative studies at various European institutions for higher education. Comparisons are made between the systems approach and the behavioral approach. The systems approach is concluded to offer a practicable and profitable methodology that can realize all of the project objectives. Proposals for future research are offered, utilizing a research team with administrative experience and a set of participating institutions, which would determine the comparative effectiveness of alternative administrative structures. The full-scale continuance of the pilot project is advocated. The package for such an application would contain sets of departmental, administrative, and student questionnaires, an information sheet, and a new set of contingency studies. It is concluded that the behavioral approach needs further work for effective application. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.