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ERIC Number: ED412803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 77
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-926508-01-6
Four Multicampus Systems: Some Policies and Practices That Work. AGB Special Report.
Gade, Marian L.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
The report describes the functions of multicampus systems of higher education in the United States, considers their growing importance, identifies common concerns, and presents ideas for addressing those concerns. It is based on interviews conducted during 1991 and 1992 with administrators, faculty, trustees, and other experienced professionals, at four systems: the University of California, the University of North Carolina, Kansas Board of Regents institutions, and the Maricopa County Community College District (Arizona). Sixteen "good ideas" for governance, adaptable to other systems, are discussed: protecting education and research from undue outside pressure; leaving coordination and control of academic affairs in faculty hands; encouraging intercampus cooperation in program development and operation; assigning principal responsibility for certain programmatic or administrative tasks and activities to one lead campus; allocating programs systemwide among campuses; ensuring open communication at all levels; consulting with administrative councils on all campuses; communicating the benefits of higher education support directly to state legislators and citizens; centralizing relations with state and federal governments; preserving campus flexibility when centralizing; centralizing admissions; establishing campus boards of trustees; maximizing local budget control; decentralizing physical plant decisions; raising funds as a campus activity; and continually revitalizing leadership. A table of system data is appended. (MSE)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.