ERIC Number: ED406958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Collaborative Department: How Five Campuses Are Inching toward Cultures of Collective Responsibility. Forum on Faculty Roles & Rewards.
Wergin, Jon F.
This monograph examines issues in faculty and departmental collaboration in colleges and universities, focusing on structures and environments that support collaboration and reward productivity and progress toward institutional and disciplinary goals. An introductory chapter outlines four key issues: how colleges and universities can develop a sense of "collective good" without sacrificing faculty autonomy; how the team concept can be applied in an academic setting; how individual faculty members can be evaluated within the context of the group; and how institutions can evaluate and reward collective productivity. Case studies are provided of collaborative efforts at five institutions including: several parallel initiatives concerning faculty scholarship and rewards at Kent State University (Ohio); implementation of Total Quality Management principles at the Rochester Institute of Technology (New York) College of Business; a program of the interdisciplinary Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University (New York); reorganization of the College of Natural Resources at the University of California at Berkeley; and evolution of the Teaching Academy of outstanding teaching-award winners at the College of Letters & Sciences of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Appended materials include statements from each school's program. (Contains 32 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Business Administration Education, Case Studies, College Environment, College Faculty, College Role, Cooperation, Departments, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Workload, Governance, Higher Education, Natural Resources, Organizational Climate, Personal Autonomy, Productivity, Professional Recognition, Program Descriptions, Rewards, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Role, Teamwork, Total Quality Management, Work Environment
American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 360, Washington, DC 20036-1110 ($10 members, $12 nonmembers, plus $4 shipping and handling, prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.