ERIC Number: ED222939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Self Study at the University and at the Small College: A Comparison.
Weaver, Bruce J.
Any university or college department that is conducting a self-study (self-evaluation) must do so in an organized and open-minded fashion. Too often persons can delude themselves into believing that they are conducting self-analysis when they are actually engaging in self-congratulations or conducting a disorganized search that will lead to dubious conclusions. A self-study can be conducted in an organized fashion by using a modified model for organizational communication developed by Sanford, Hunt, and Bracey. When applied to college departments, this model of organizational communication can generate questions concerning (1) the department's external environmental influences (mangerial philosophy, cultural conditions, economic conditions), (2) internal organization elements (organizational objectives, organizational structure, technology, reward system, intergroup relations, the individual), (3) organizational communications systems (effective decision making, communication climate, interpersonal skills), and (4) organizational effectiveness (goal attainment, satisfaction, and development). (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (68th, Louisville, KY, November 4-7, 1982).