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Slark, Julie – 1989
A description is provided of Rancho Santiago College's institutional research program, which uses a traditional centralized research model, augmented with alternative, decentralized approaches. First, background information is presented on the college and the role of the research office in management, decision-making, and educational support.…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Centralization, College Administration, College Planning
Educational Research Services, Inc., White Plains, NY. – 1963
The result of a comprehensive survey of the Nashville and Davidson County school systems, which are now unified as the Metropolitan School System. Following an outline of the major aspects of the legal structure of the charter for the new system, projections of enrollments are made, and the purposes and goals of education are identified to guide…
Descriptors: Centralization, County School Districts, Educational Administration, Educational Finance
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Powell, J. M. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1990
Criticizes the intrusion into Australian higher education of the corporate management model. Considers the implications of this mechanization for geography instruction. Notes centralizing tendencies and merger policies with the corresponding market imperatives of efficiency and accountability. Argues that this produces employable manpower but does…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Centralization, College Environment, Educational Objectives
Bryson, Charles H. – 1978
Statewide data collection systems emerged in the late sixties as the vehicle to achieving greater efficiency and accountability in higher education. The expectations of statewide systems were that they would meet the needs of various levels of management. The example presented in this paper is the Georgia management information system and its…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrators, Case Studies, Centralization
Marks, Joseph Lappin – 1978
The increasing costs of higher education and doubts about its importance, and the decreasing marketability of a college degree have made those responsible for appropriating public funds and the consumers of higher education services demand greater accountability from public institutions. These demands, as well as internal demands for greater…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Organization, Administrative Policy, Centralization
O'Donoghue, M.; And Others – International Journal of Institutional Management in Higher Education, 1978
A research program at Trinity College in Ireland is reported that focused on the decision-making process, particularly the committee structure. Described are the role of individuals within committees, centralized versus decentralized decision-making, costs, sources of rigidity, and problems of the concentration of power. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Centralization, College Administration, Committees, Cost Effectiveness
Temares, M. Lewis; Lutheran, Joseph A. – 1983
Operations tasking for data center management is discussed. The original and revised organizational structures of the data center at the University of Miami are also described. The organizational strategy addresses the functions that should be performed by the data center, anticipates the specialized skills required, and addresses personnel…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Centralization, College Administration, Computer Oriented Programs
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Rushing, Joe B. – Community and Junior College Journal, 1980
Illuminates the changes and consistencies in the management system of Tarrant County Junior Colleges during the 12-year history of this multicampus institution. Emphasizes the organization of central administration, the college communication and records system, college stores, and the Centralized Service Center. Underscores adaptability as…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Campus Planning, Centralization, College Stores
Luthans, Fred – 1967
One phase of academic management, the faculty promotion process, is systematically described and analyzed. The study encompasses three parts: (l) the justification of the use of management concepts in the analysis of academic administration; (2) a descriptive presentation of promotion policies and practices in 46 large state universities; and (3)…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Career Ladders, Centralization, College Administration
Alvino, Kathleen M., Ed. – 1995
Strategic planning in higher education is seen in this book as an essential element in the life of a successful college or university. This book begins by defining strategic planning and explains how to identify the core problems a college or university wants to address and solve through the planning process. It continues with advice on how to…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Role, Budgeting, Centralization
Puyear, Donald E.; And Others – 1977
This panel report on the development of management of objectives (MBO) in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) will be useful to any community college or community college system interested in changing to the MBO method of administration. Following a discussion of the history of centralized administration and funding which preceded the…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrator Responsibility, Centralization, College Administration
Angus, Max – 1990
Decentralization efforts in Australia after the publishing of the "Better Schools" report in 1987 are described in this paper. An overview of the implementation process concludes that the transition is halfway completed. However, the process has encountered strong resistance. Authority to determine the means, but not ends, was devolved…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Bureaucracy
Montana Univ. System, Helena. – 1978
The changes and progress made under the new system of governance of the Montana university system are examined. The report compares progress made by the system in the five years preceeding the change of governance (1968-1973) with the progress made during the first five and one-half years of the new system (July, 1973 to December, 1978). Under the…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Administrative Organization, Centralization, Educational Administration
Glanz, Jeffrey – 1978
In the early twentieth century, supervisors began to move toward increasing professionalism in their positions. In the late nineteenth century, supervision was characterized by bureaucratic methods in a centralized school management system. Research reveals that after the turn of the century, there was a concerted effort by supervisors to…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Bureaucracy, Centralization, Decentralization
Smart, Don – 1988
Historically, in sharp contrast with the United States, the Australian state systems of public education have always been extremely centralized and hierarchical in structure. While these highly centralized systems served the sparsely populated Australian states well during the early years of this century in providing universal free education and…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Centralization, Decentralization, Educational History
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