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ERIC Number: ED461345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Faculty Participation in Governance: A Five-Year Longitudinal Study.
Blendinger, Jack; Cornelious, Linda; McGrath, Vincent
Putting shared governance to work in the College of Education at Mississippi State University has been much more difficult than many faculty members anticipated. This case study reports the experiences of faculty members working toward shared governance over the 5 years from 1996 to 2001. The shared governance initiative included a 15-member faculty council. The early exuberance reported in the first study of the process has steadily given way to pessimism because of benign indifference on the part of faculty members and administrators. Poor faculty morale and high staff turnover have also complicated matters and retarded progress. Although some hope remains, the movement toward shared governance is on the verge of extinction as it enters its sixth year. A major finding of this study is that faculty members may prefer talking about the concept of shared governance in the abstract to putting it into practice through a faculty council. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A