Organizational Structure and Chart
The organization of the college is structured in such a way it defines how different activities such as task allocation, coordination, and supervision are directed toward the achievement of organizational goals. Songea TC organizational structure serves two major purposes: First, it provides the foundation on which standard operating procedures and routines rest. Second, it determines which individuals get to participate in which decision-making processes, and thus to what extent their views shape the organization’s actions. Organizational structure therefore, allows the expressed allocation of responsibilities for different functions and processes to different entities such as departments, functional units and individuals. The college organization chart is a pivot for harmonizing and linking different departments and functional units in the areas of human resources, teaching and learning, finance, research and consultancy, quality assurance and quality control, staff development, assessment and evaluation, students’ discipline, students and staff welfare, sanitation, etc. The college organizational structure is bureaucratic in nature since positions in the chart are arranged hierarchically top-down (the Ministry of Education, NACTE, College Body, College Principal, Vice Principal, Dean of Students, departments and functional units staff committees, students’ government) (see figure 1.1). In this bureaucratic structure, the authority is at the top and information/order is then flowed from top to bottom, and everyone understands who is in charge and to whom is he/she responsible and answerable.