ERIC Number: ED136870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar-12
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Faculty and Administrator Perceptions of a College's Governance Characteristics.
Weaver, Thomas L.
All Top Administrators, Other Administrators, and Faculty at Central Florida Community College (n=101) were surveyed in order to ascertain their perceptions of the college's existing governance characteristics. Response rates from each of the three groups differed but were at least 70%. Results of the survey showed that the traditional bureaucratic organizational model of the college had produced a less than desirable profile of organizational characteristics. Perceptions of what takes place at the college were found to be quite different from the viewpoints of the various groups surveyed. Top Administrator's responses showed consistently high positive perceptions of interaction, decision-making, communication, leadership, motivation, and goals. Responses of Other Administrators resembled those of Faculty in all but the areas of interaction and communication, although Other Administrators tended to have more positive perceptions than Faculty. Faculty perceptions were distinctly more negative in the areas of interaction, decision-making, and communication, and in certain areas of leadership and motivation. A more participatory governance model was recommended to enhance faculty/administrator relations. The survey instrument is appended. (JDS)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Attitudes, Bureaucracy, College Administration, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making, Governance, Organizational Communication, Questionnaires, Surveys, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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