Re: Request for Info on Alternative Organizational Structures

Timothy Hatcher (
Tue, 13 Dec 1994 08:27:59 -0600 (CST)

I'm not sure how relevant this may be for you, but the University of
Tennessee College of Education has recently implemented a re-oragnization
and restructure of "traditional" departments to units that more closely
represent what the college is suppose to be doing. You can call Dean
Wiesneski or the Asscociate Dean for Research (you may use my name here)
Dr. Carol Kasworm (Kase-worm, long a). 615-974-2574. Another resource is
Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI. The president is Stanley
Spanbauer. He has also written a couple of books on TQM in community
college environments (hope Im not preaching to the chior).
Best of luck.
Tim Hatcher
Asst Professor
Human Resource Development
University of Arkansas

On Sun, 11 Dec 1994, Jim Foote wrote:

> I am interested in any examples of innovative organizational
> structures that have been proposed for small (2,000 student)
> comprehensive community colleges. Traditionally program and/or
> departments are discipline focused (such as Nursing, Office
> Administration, Early Childhood Education, etc.). Has anyone out
> there seen any creative alternative groupings or organizational
> realignments designed to foster a learning or TQM organization?
> It is hard to break out of the traditional disciplinary view -
> which does seem to have some positive characteristics.
> Furthermore, Im more interested in practical examples rather
> untried theoretical models, however, any feedback would be greatly
> appreciated.
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