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Academic Staff Direct Participation in Managing Higher Education Institutions – Pilot Study Report

Szelągowska-Rudzka, Katarzyna

Management, 2019, Vol.23(2), pp.188-204 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Academic Staff Direct Participation in Managing Higher Education Institutions – Pilot Study Report
  • Author/Creator: Szelągowska-Rudzka, Katarzyna
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Higher Education ; Participation ; Academic Staff Direct Participation (Asdp) ; Forms of Direct Participation ; Advantages and Disadvantages of Asdp
  • Is Part Of: Management, 2019, Vol.23(2), pp.188-204
  • Description: The aim of the study is to present the results of pilot study on academic staff direct participation (ASDP) in managing higher education institutions (HEI) (content, scope, intensity, practicality of impact), in key areas of its activity and its advantages and risks. The research was carried out under questionnaire survey method among academic staff of selected HEIs, in autumn 2018. It was found that ASDP applies to all areas of activity of these HEIs (content), primarily educating students; is full (academics participate in all stages of the decision-making process), has mainly operational scope (related to basic tasks in the position at work), less often strategic; it is perceived participation because the real impact of the respondents in managing HEIs is limited (passive form of participation dominates). The identified main benefits from participation indicate that ASDP can be an effective tool for creating commitment of academic staff in managing HEIs in handling their key areas of...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 14299321 ; E-ISSN: 2299193X ; DOI: 10.2478/manment-2019-0026