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ERIC Number: ED121363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Pages: 12
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Mortar Boards or Hard Hats: Who Governs?
Jacobs, Karl J.
Because of the great diversity and decentralization of higher education, there exist a great variety of governance systems. These systems range on a continuum from systems with no effective participatory decision-making to systems totally committed to faculty-defined goals and objectives through the use of collective bargaining. The key to developing an optimal system of governance lies in the development of operational principles or philosophies that for mutual self-interest bind the diverse constituencies of the college together. This paper recommends that the boards of trustees should reasonably and specifically set fourth expectations that both faculty and administrators will be measured against, including: (1) faculty preparation and currency in their disciplines; (2) ongoing evaluation of faculty and administrators; (3) faculty participation in nonclassroom activities; (4) the establishment of an academic forum to promote the discussion of governance problems. This should lead to a productive coalition of faculty and administrators targeted on academic and institutional concerns. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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