ERIC Number: ED401774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Faculty Forum: A Case Study in Shared Authority.
Miller, Michael T.
The faculty governance body in the College of Education at the University of Alabama is described. Analysis of archives resulted in the identification of four areas of authority in which faculty shared: participation in meetings, agendas, voting behavior, and issues considered by the body. Data revealed that generally half of all faculty, regardless of rank or tenure status, participated in the formal governance activity, and that the majority of issues voted on focused on organization self-perpetuation. Several measures that are particularly sensitive in the current higher education climate were introduced in this arena. Emphasis was placed on dissemination of important information to faculty. The conclusion is drawn that the governance body provides a valuable forum for faculty to speak and be heard by administrators throughout the college. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Case Studies, College Faculty, College Governing Councils, Faculty College Relationship, Governance, Group Dynamics, Higher Education, Participative Decision Making, Power Structure, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Schools of Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Participation, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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