ERIC Number: ED338121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Assessing the Organizational and Administrative Context for Teaching and Learning: An Institutional Self-Study Manual.
Peterson, Marvin W.; And Others
This self-assessment manual is intended to help institutions examine their academic management process to assess how they create and foster a climate that promotes undergraduate teaching and learning. It contains three instruments for self-administration. The "Institutional Case Study Guide" helps users analyze their institution's educational improvement strategy by looking at its mission and purpose, its academic culture, its leadership patterns, and its emphasis on different academic management functions. The "Academic Management Practices Inventory" presents a comprehensive list of academic management practices that, according to previous survey results, have an impact on the teaching and learning process, and serves as a useful way to assess the pattern of these practices. The "Organizational Climate for Teaching and Learning Survey" measures faculty and administrator's perceptions of the institution's academic purpose and organizational culture, several dimensions of academic management climate, and faculty motivation for and satisfaction with undergraduate education. Appended are instructions for administering the instruments and assessing the results and the instruments themselves. (JB)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, College Instruction, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Mission, Institutional Research, Questionnaires, Scientific and Technical Information, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research to Improve Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, Ann Arbor, MI.
Note: From the National Center for Research to Improve Postsecondary Teaching and Learning Program on Organizational Context for Teaching and Learning.