Fitting Form to Function: A Primer on the Organization of Academic Institutions (American Council on Education Oryx Press Series on Higher Education)

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The way in which the various departments within colleges and universities are organized has a direct impact on their effectiveness. Factors such as reporting structures, what kinds of committees are formed, and how the administration and faculty collaborate to make decisions all play key roles in how well an institution meets its objectives. In a series of succinct chapters, the author examines the functions of each department within an academic institution, then offers explicit recommendations on the types of organizational structures and processes that are best suited to carry them out.

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The way in which the various departments within colleges and universities are organized has a direct impact on their effectiveness. Such factors as reporting structures, the kinds of committees formed, and the ways administration and faculty collaborate to make decisions all play key roles in how well an institution meets its objectives. However, the involvement of faculty members and students in meeting those objectives requires colleges and universities to maintain very different organizational structures from those used in a corporate setting. In a series of succinct chapters, the author examines the functions of most major offices and departments within an academic institution, then offers explicit recommendations on the types of organizational structures and processes that are best suited to carry out these functions. The author extends his discussions through the use of 27 maxims, which embody helpful general principles drawn from current practice and the author's own experience. Special attention is paid to the offices of the president, academic dean, and provost, as well as to the functions of departmental chairpersons. The book also reflects upon the nature of successful collaboration between the administration and faculty. By addressing these organizational issues, institutions can operate more efficiently and become better prepared to meet the challenges ahead.

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RUDOLPH H. WEINGARTNER is professor emeritus of philosophy, University of Pittsburgh. He is also former dean of arts and sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and former provost, University of Pittsburgh.

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