ERIC Number: ED124232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
College-Wide Governance System: Principles, Guidelines, and Structure.
Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.
This plan for a college-wide participatory governance system at Cuyahoga Community College (CCC) was formulated on the basis of a review of the literature, interviews with leading authorities in the two-year college field, and site visits to six other urban multi-campus community colleges to review their governance systems. This document presents a summary of the comments of current CCC staff concerning what they perceive to be obstacles to the effective operation of the present CCC governance system, including problems with: governance structure; goals, objectives, task clarity; attitudes; decision making skills; conflict resolution opportunities; required help and resources; records, reports, and a "memory drum"; leadership style; lines of responsibility, authority, and accountability. The document concludes with a description of a proposed participatory governance system, and includes: principles and guidelines for participatory governance; a chart of the college-wide participatory governance system; a description of the College Forum and Joint Governance Councils and their function; a description of the Joint Governance Advisory Committees and their functions; a proposed evaluation instrument for assessing governance system effectiveness. (Author/NHM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Flow Charts, Governance, Guidelines, Models, Multicampus Districts, Organizational Effectiveness, Participation, Student Participation, Teacher Participation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.