ERIC Number: ED144658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Review of Multi-unit Community College District Organization.
Santa Ana Coll., CA.
This report provides guidelines for developing the centralized administration of a multi-unit community college district and describes the experiences of several community colleges as they expanded into multi-unit districts. The term "multi-unit" includes both multi-campus and multi-college districts. The former is a district which operates two or more campuses under one governing board with each campus having a separate site administrator, whereas the latter is a district which operates two or more individual comprehensive colleges. A review of the pertinent literature revealed the following: (1) as much autonomy as possible should be allocated to each campus for the purpose of planning its own educational programs; (2) the district office should be located apart from all campuses (otherwise, one campus becomes the "main" campus); (3) each chief campus administrator should have a direct line to the district's chief executive; (4) the fiscal, data processing, and personnel functions should be centralized; and (5) a multi-campus district may have different philosophical commitments or value systems from a multi-college district. Several organizational charts are appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Ana Coll., CA.
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