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ERIC Number: EJ1139106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
People, Policy and Process in College-Level Academic Management
Nguyen, Thang N.
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v12 n2 p1-10 Fall 2016
Academic institution structure is both hierarchical and committee-based. It is hierarchical in the Administration including staff, similar to business corporations. It is committee-based for the Faculty body in a fashion similar to US Congress. It can exploit the best of both models for better governance and rightfully democratic decisions. The key component is the colleges it houses. Academic management is exercised via the decisions by the people based on policy and process they create. It can be good or bad. It has a dipole scale. The bad side as the opposite is labeled the other side in this paper. This article examines the other side of management exploiting the collaboration between the people, which could foster self-interest and power building. This collaboration takes advantage of flaw policy and/or missing process permitting aberrant decisions by Administration and Committees by the people at the college level and below. The paper proposes a management measurement model for a continuously improved academic environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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