ERIC Number: ED256413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Multicampus Community Colleges: Twenty Years Later.
Jensen, Arthur M.
A study of the administration of multicampus community college districts was conducted to determine the type of organization being used; to identify major administrative policies and practices in the areas of curriculum and instruction, student personnel services, student personnel, plant and facilities, finance (business affairs), and community services in which multicampus and multicollege districts differ; to examine and identify channels of communication; to examine methods of involving faculty in decision making; and to identify any new trends in multicampus district management. The study involved making case studies of 14 multicampus districts in five states. Selected findings, based on interviews with key administrators at each district, included the following: (1) in all districts, the policies and procedures for the formation of curriculum objectives were set by the central office; (2) services rendered by student personnel offices included admissions, counseling and guidance, records, registration, student activities and athletics, with decisions regarding student services considered a campus responsibility; (3) all chief executive officers at the district and campus levels felt that staff personnel policies and procedures must be districtwide; (4) there was unanimous agreement that finances and business affairs should be handled by the central office; and (5) the majority of multicollege districts had separate accreditation for each college, while the multicampus districts operating as a single legal institution with campuses were accredited as a single institution. The study report includes comparisons with findings from a 1963-64 study of multicampus college administration, along with a summary of the findings and recommendations of the previous research. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino Community Coll. District, CA.