ERIC Number: ED419478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Faculty Involvement in Governance: An HBCU Case Analysis.
Pope, Myron L.; Miller, Michael T.
In an attempt to measure faculty involvement in college governance at historically black colleges and universities (HCBUs),a study was conducted in fall 1996 at a private, historically black institution in Alabama. Questionnaires, with 25 Likert-type scale items, were distributed at a faculty senate meeting; the response rate was 79 percent (n=50). The study found that: (1) faculty agreed most strongly that the issues considered by their governance body (GB) were important, that governance leaders were well prepared, and that their GB adequately represented the faculty's collective point of view; (2) faculty disagreed with statements that their GB was involved in important institutional decisions about the way the institution was run, that it was well represented on committees making decisions on policy, planning, and the allocation of resources, and that faculty were adequately rewarded for their role in the governance process; (3) it was agreed that the ideal governance process utilized the faculty senate to solicit faculty participation; and (4) faculty felt they should be more involved in budgeting, and clarifying and monitoring administrator roles. Appended are a ladder of faculty involvement in governance, and means and standard deviations of faculty perceptions of shared governance and their roles in the governance process. (Contains 10 references.) (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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