ERIC Number: ED143381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul-20
Reference Count: 0
New Constraints and New Organizational Concepts.
Anthony, John H.
In a discussion of the organizational and presidential functions of the community college, four major influences forcing administrative changes are indicated: (1) the usurpation by governing boards of administrative functions; (2) increasing state and federal control with consequent movement toward centralized authority; (3) collective bargaining, which forces centralized administration; and (4) diminishing enrollments and dollars combined with rising costs. To cope with these influences it is proposed that new instructional approaches be encouraged, that organizational structures be examined and redesigned, and that management systems be employed. The latter could include program budgeting, modeling for budget projections, and management by objectives. In addition, the factors of greater faculty productivity, interinstitutional cooperation, and the restoration of the authority and responsibility of the president are seen as necessary to the survival of the community college as a viable part of higher education. (RT)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Organization, Administrators, Centralization, Collective Bargaining, College Administration, Community Colleges, Declining Enrollment, Governance, Governing Boards, Government Role, Institutional Autonomy, Management Systems, Presidents, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the League for Innovation Conference for College Presidents (Flagstaff, Arizona, July, 1977)