Interdepartmental sharing of resources in a small university : a curriculum planning case study

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Nellie Brown Boyd (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: The major purposes of this study were (1) to examine the extent of formal and informal interdepartmental sharing of resources in a small university setting, and (2) to examine the extent to which academic personnel perceive a higher degree of efficacy while engaged in formal and informal interdepartmental sharing of resources in a small university setting. The significance of this stud/ is based on the fact that there are limited resources available and interdepartmental sharing is a logical solution to the problem of limited resources in the small university. Specifically, the researcher attempted to establish that (1) interdepartmental resource sharing occurs, and (2) a relationship between interdepartmental resource sharing and teacher efficacy does exist. The research procedure used in this study was the case study method. Data were collected primarily through observations and interviews with the subjects. The subjects included one dean, one chairperson, and one faculty person each from three schools within the university. The subjects' extent of resource sharing and sense of teacher efficacy was examined individually, from each school, and from the three academic ranks.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
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