ERIC Number: ED126793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
How a Department Effects Change: Closeup on Political Science.
Peterson, Nancy A.
Comment, n21 p1-15 May 1975
The way a department is governed, and the relationships enjoyed by its members, provide at least part of the ground for the other activities that take place there. Discussions with members of the Political Science department reveal several recurring themes, including democratic governance, the absence of power groups, respect for differing viewpoints, and conservative approach to change. Attention is directed to other areas as well, such as: the balance between teaching and scholarship; university and community service roles; the undergraduate program serving majors and non-majors; the small, selective graduate program; centralized advising of graduates and undergraduates; and the use of media, internships, and games in instruction. (LBH)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Change Strategies, College Faculty, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Departments, Educational Change, Governance, Group Dynamics, Higher Education, Nonmajors, Organizational Change, Organizational Effectiveness, Political Science
Center for Educational Development, 317 Walter Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Educational Development.