ERIC Number: ED545643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
Organizational Effectiveness in Higher Education: Faculty Informal Structure as Social Capital
Dose, Jennifer J.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Las Vegas, NV, Nov 15-17, 2012)
Higher education institutions encounter complex external environments, requiring increasing responsiveness and innovation. Research on social capital has demonstrated that highly connected employee relational networks are more creative, effective, and exhibit higher member satisfaction. The present study examines one college to demonstrate how social network analysis can be used to assess the informal relational networks of faculty members within a higher education institution. Characteristics of the faculty social network are described and mapped. The relationship between aspects of individuals' network linkages, governance participation, and their organizational commitment, satisfaction, and trust are assessed. Recommendations for building effective organizational networks, particularly through expanding participation in college governance, are provided.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A