ERIC Number: ED316273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Challenge of Change in the San Francisco Community College District: An Organizational and Educational Plan for the Future.
Guthrie, James W.; And Others
Over a 6-month period in 1989, an institutional review was conducted of the San Francisco Community College District (SFCCD) in order to develop recommendations for an organizational and administrative structure that would facilitate the fulfillment of district goals, promote professional performance, enhance the implementation of significant new state mandates, encourage the efficient use of scarce resources, and enable the district to adapt to change in the future. The private consulting firm recruited to assess the SFCCD reviewed district documents; interviewed over 100 administrators, faculty, and other personnel; conducted case studies; received opinion surveys from employees and current and former students; and undertook comparisons with other community colleges in California and nationwide. The analyses suggested that challenges to the district's effectiveness existed in the areas of organizational culture, mistrust, a common vision, cohesion, professionalism, communication, efficiency, planning, evaluation, and renewal. Four organizational models were considered to address these challenges: a status quo model; a parallel structure model, calling for the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and the non-credit program to operate as two equal but independent components; the formation of a multi-college district; and an integrated systems model, which would consolidate the CCSF and the district's non-credit program into a single functioning organizational unit. The study report weighs each alternative and makes recommendations for reforms. Enrollment, apportionment, revenue, expenditure, and comparative fiscal data are appended. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Francisco Community Coll. District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco)