In July 1972, two departments at Montana State University (MSU) were merged by edict from the president. Prior to the merger the separate departments of Agricultural Education and Industrial Education had small staffs, but in their teacher training programs and their extension agent and industries option programs the scope of their work was reasonably similar. Because MSU is a land-grant institution, the overall charge to all departments on campus was quite clear: each department will teach, do research, and carry out some service function. Of course every department has a unique role on campus, and it must define its role within the framework of the general charge.
management by objectives, land-grant university, merging departments