ERIC Number: ED543995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
Internal Structure: Organization and Administration of Institutions of Higher Education. Bulletin, 1962, No. 9. OE-53012
Ayers, Archie R.; Russel, John H.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
The purpose of organization, for a collegiate institution as well as for a private profit corporation, is to assure efficiency and economy of operation. In view of today's pressures for increase of both quantity and quality in higher education, there is a growing need for institutions to examine critically their present organization for internal administration. Too often, expanded structure has been imposed on a relatively simple pattern of organization which was not suited to its initial purpose. The Office of Education has undertaken this study of institutional organization in order to provide college and university administrators, boards, and others responsible for planning with guidelines for evaluation and modification. Basic data were drawn from the current organization charts of 608 of the 1,970 institutions of higher education; these 608 represent most of those that publish formal charts of organization. This bulletin includes: (1) An approach to the study of organization for administration of higher education; (2) functions and responsibilities of Chief Administrative Officers; (3) survey and analysis of current organizational structure; (4) findings, conclusions, and recommendations; and (5) problems and issues in reorganization. (Contains 19 footnotes and 21 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Higher Education, College Administration, School Organization, Guidelines, Administrators, Administrator Role, School Surveys, National Surveys, Organizational Effectiveness, Problems, Charts, Institutional Characteristics, Self Evaluation (Groups), Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Business Administration, Student Personnel Services, Institutional Advancement, Professional Personnel, Academic Degrees, Enrollment, Librarians
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)