ERIC Number: ED432168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions to Faculty Governance Unit Orientation Efforts.
Miller, Michael T.
This study examined the Council for the Advancement of Standards' (CAS) standards for new student orientation as a possible set of criteria for faculty governance unit orientation programs. A random sample of 50 faculty governance unit (FGU) leaders were asked to rate the 20 CAS standards re-framed as faculty orientation criteria. The five statements rated the highest included developing positive relationships with students; providing information concerning academic policies, procedures, requirements, and programs; providing appropriate information on personal safety and security; promoting awareness of non-FGU opportunities for involvement; and understanding the purposes of the university. The two statements rated the lowest included providing information about opportunities for self-assessment and determining one's purpose in working with the FGU. Moderate agreement levels on many of the standards seemed to indicate that although FGU leaders supported the idea of an orientation for new FGU members, a less substantive program or one with other standards and criteria might suffice. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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