ERIC Number: ED299673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
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Effects of APS Reorganization on Student Climate.
Taylor, Tommie Nell
Three critical factors in the Terrence E. Deal model for examining organizational climate and culture are values, rites and rituals, and communication networks, and these were assessed in a study of 80 graduate students to determine their perceptions of these elements in a university graduate program in Administration and Policy Studies (APS). The purpose of this investigation was to provide feedback to the faculty about the students' feelings about the climate and their understanding of the goals promoted by the APS department. The findings have direct organizational implications for the department. The students made excellent suggestions about ways to strengthen rites and rituals, and these could probably be strengthened by opening the reorganization process so that students could be included in the decision-making. Also, there was a strong feeling that communication of research efforts of the department was very weak. Future research is encouraged using a larger sample with a wider variety of age, sex, race, and nationality. References, statistical tables, and the survey used are included. (LMS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Research Colloquium of the School of Education, University of Pittsburgh (13th, Pittsburgh, PA, March 1988).