ERIC Number: ED200181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
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Business Department Chairperson: An Administrator or a Teacher?
O'Neil, Bryan L.
The responsibilities of the business department chairperson at Castleton State College were assessed. A literature review included the area of organizational structures of academic institutions, and key faculty members and administrators at the college were interviewed to identify the key issues and problems of organizational structures and job responsibility at the college. Pertinent documents were also reviewed. It is suggested that the departmental chairperson structure at the college is a system that can work efficiently from a managerial standpoint. The overall problem within the current system is the lack of a job description for the department chairperson. It is recommended that in the process of constructing the divisional director, a middle management be established in order to better delegate authority from one centralized system at the deans' level to the department chairpersons' level where most decisions have to be made. It is suggested that the department chairperson be responsible for undergraduate and graduate curriculum development, student advising, and classroom assignment. The divisional directors would be concerned with employment of new faculty, the business advisory committee, off-campus programs, Master of Business Administration programs, and community needs. Appendices include a chart of the organization of the college, a flowchart on academic policy development, and the text of the recommendation for reorganization of the departmental structure. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, Business Administration Education, Curriculum Development, Department Heads, Educational Counseling, Employment, Faculty, Governance, Higher Education, Leadership Responsibility, Middle Management, Noninstructional Responsibility, Policy Formation, Power Structure, Role Perception, School Organization, State Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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