ERIC Number: ED156225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
House Plan Administrative Reorganization and the House Dean Concept. Research Report No. 7.
Graesser, Cheryl C.
During April and May 1977, individual interviews of all division chairpersons and House advisors and of selected administrators and House clerks (22 total) were conducted as part of a multi-phase, multi-method study of the House Plan at Cypress College. The interviews were intended to gather suggestions for reorganizing the administrative structure of the House Plan and to study the perceptions of the House Dean concept in depth. Almost everyone interviewed perceived the proposed House Dean as the one person responsible for both instructional and student activities within a House, as a full-time administrator working with department chairpersons' assistance when necessary, and possibly as a House coordinator. However, most respondents objected to the House Dean concept on the basis that there was no need for an additional, expensive administrator, and that one person would not have enough time to administer both a division and a House well. Those who favored the concept felt it would bring Houses and divisions closer together as a logical final step to House Plan development. Some respondents suggested House reorganization that would make House clerks responsible for advising House student governments, and many division chairpersons proposed that the clerks take on some division clerical duties in addition to House tasks. (Author/TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cypress Coll., CA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 026 985, 134 255 and JC 780 304-308