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ERIC Number: ED408003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Roles and Responsibilities--Single College Orientation.
Fonte, Richard
Austin Community College (ACC) is undergoing reorganization in an attempt to create a "single college" organizational structure to replace its current "campus with five competing colleges" model. By doing so, ACC hopes to create an atmosphere in which short and long range planning efforts are aimed at the overall good of the organization. The three principles of the reorganization include: responding to student, faculty, and administrator concerns, becoming more responsive to the local business community with workforce education, and empowering faculty decision making. ACC has restructured the administration, adding two vice-presidents and replacing department chairs with 7 deans and 19 to 20 assistant deans drawn from the full-time faculty. In addition, 18 instructional task forces will have major academic programming responsibilities and will act as a link between the deans and faculty. For workforce education, 6 coordinating committees and 39 program coordinators will work with their respective instructional task forces. Task force leaders will be provided release time and cash stipends for their administrative duties. Three provosts will oversee multiple colleges, with one overseeing the three, geographically close campuses in the central Austin area, another coordinating the growth of two developing campuses, and a third linking the programs of ACC's extension operation with a comprehensive campus. (Includes a chart of the instructional task forces.) (ECF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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