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ERIC Number: ED257791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb-28
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Creation of the Center for Excellence in Education: A Case Study.
Whorton, David M.; And Others
The College of Education at Northern Arizona University was organized along traditional lines with a dean, department chairs for curriculum and instruction, educational administration, etc. In the past decade the College had begun to isolate itself from other colleges and departments within the University. Also, programs of teacher preparation had become increasingly concerned with pedagogy at the expense of content knowledge. Under the leadership of the president of the University, the College has been completely restructured and, reflecting the new organizational philosophy, re-named "The Center for Excellence in Education." The faculty were informed that the school would return to the old normal school concept, but with broader responsibilities for integration of programming with all colleges and departments within the university. A team/matrix form of organizational structure replaced the traditional hierarchical structure to facilitate integration of educational programs with other disciplines within the university. Additionally, a set of field offices were established throughout the state to work closely with the public schools. A description is given of the way in which these changes were brought about. An organizational chart illustrates the present chain of duties and responsibilities of administrators and faculty. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A