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ERIC Number: ED011774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Nov
Pages: 31
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Reference Count: 0
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PRESIDENTS OF PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES, AN ANALYSIS OF SELECTED BACKGROUND FACTORS.
ROBERTS, DAYTON Y.; SCHULTZ, RAYMOND E.
DATA GATHERED FROM QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES AND FROM BIOGRAPHICAL PUBLICATIONS ARE USED TO STUDY 333 JUNIOR COLLEGE PRESIDENTS AND OTHER PERSONNEL WITH MAJOR ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES IN BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND IS COMPARED IN TERMS OF LEVEL OF DEGREE HELD AND PERIOD OF APPOINTMENT. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE AND RECRUITMENT PATTERNS ARE SUMMARIZED IN RELATION TO STATE AND ADMINISTRATIVE GOVERNANCE TYPOLOGY. FEWER THAN HALF OF THE ADMINISTRATORS (44.1 PERCENT) POSSESS A DOCTORAL DEGREE, AND TWO-THIRDS OF THOSE HOLD THE ED.D. DEGREE. A WIDE VARIATION IN THE PROPORTION OF DOCTORATE HOLDERS AMONG STATES IS NOTED. NEARLY THREE-FOURTHS (72.1 PERCENT) OF THE ENTIRE GROUP SPECIALIZED IN PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR THEIR HIGHEST DEGREE. EIGHTY PERCENT OF THESE PRESIDENTS CAME TO THEIR ASSIGNMENTS DIRECTLY FROM SOME OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE POST. A TREND TOWARD SELECTING MORE PRESIDENTS FROM THE SENIOR COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY RANKS IS VALIDATED, ALTHOUGH WIDE VARIATIONS AMONG THE STATES IS APPARENT. BOTH SIZE OF THE COLLEGE AND MODE OF LOCAL GOVERNANCE ARE FOUND TO INFLUENCE WHETHER PRESIDENTS ARE SELECTED FROM COLLEGE RANKS OR FROM POSITIONS IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS. MEAN AGE OF THE GROUP IS 47 YEARS WITH A RANGE FROM 31 TO 74. THE NET ANNUAL REPLACEMENT NEED IS ESTABLISHED AS 4.7 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Florida (Tallahassee)