ERIC Number: ED127897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
College Goals and Governance: The Degree of Congruence or Disagreement in Value Systems Among Faculty, Students, and Administrators.
Brown, Roberta D.
Examined is a small, private liberal arts college at a moment of possible disorientation resulting from planned change and at a moment of major shift from its traditional role. Under new presidential leadership, the college has just undergone a comprehensive year-long evaluation and planning process designed to redefine its mission, evaluate its programs and practices, and then to plan its future course as it enters its second hundred years. Found are expected tensions in the trade-offs involved between efficient and effective management and democratic governance. The perception of all groups is that "efficient and effective management" overshadows "democratic governance" at the institution's present state of development. However, since the goal of efficient and effective management is also held higher than democratic governance by both students and faculty in the "Should Be" dimension, and democratic governance is seen as equal in importance to efficient and effective management by administrators, this is an indication that the institution may be accepting the demands of accountability, while at the same time seeking ways to improve the participation of all constituents in governance. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrators, College Faculty, College Role, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Objectives, Governance, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Private Colleges, Role Conflict, Role Perception, Values
Arkansas College, Batesville, Arkansas 72501
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Coll., Batesville.