UCSB: Duality In Qualitative Research

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University of California, Santa Barbara upon first glance exclusively represents the term university, meaning that UCSB is widely and solely represented as a place of education. This can be noted, as well as supported, in the universities’ statement of their mission, which focuses on the fact that “Teaching and research go hand-in-hand at UC Santa Barbara” and the students are on “educational journey.” However, once UCSB is holistically analyzed it is shown to reflect more than a University, but rather an organization that follows not only the bureaucratic but also organizational definition. UCSB’s connection to a bureaucratic organization, however, is further supported through its connection to formalization, the division of labor, and hierarchy. In conclusion, UCSB has duality in its existence as not only a university but also an organization. UCSB is first shown to be reflective of a bureaucratic organization through it connection to both the terms definition. An organization is defined as a collective that is directed toward the pursuit of specific goals, and exhibits of a high degree of formalization. Formalization is the extent to which rules and procedures are written down in an organization.() Bureaucracy shares a similar definition and is defined as
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UCSB’s high degree of formalization is exampled through the many rules put in place within the university that apply to the members within the university. Members of the university are those that contribute to the broader purpose of the university such as the students, professors, and faculty. Examples of rules put in place for members of the university is the student conduct code and academic

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