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Power, Presidents, and Professors


reviewed by Robert E. Cleary 1967

coverTitle: Power, Presidents, and Professors
Author(s): Nicholas J. Demerath
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Power, Presidents, and Processors is basically a case study of power, administrative management, and faculty satisfactions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by sociologist Nicholas J. Demerath of Washington University, formerly of the Chapel Hill faculty, and two of his ex-graduate students. Stephens' doctoral dissertation on 270 university presidents at 88 different universities and Taylor's dissertation on 30 departments at five universities supplement the major study. Demerath and his co-authors argue that the increasing size of the American university and the growing complexity of American society jeopardize the university's attempts to nurture the mind and the spirit of man. Creativity is being endangered by expanding scale. They recommend that the university meet this challenge through the adoption of an administrative style based on "collegialized management," a melding of collegiality and bureaucracy, to preserve its intellectual climate while supplying the necessary administrative superstructure. The university president should facilitate faculty participation... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 69 Number 1, 1967, p. 99-100
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2066, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 10:09:10 AM

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