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ERIC Number: ED012101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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RESEARCH FINDINGS ON THE ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
ASTIN, ALEXANDER W.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CANDIDATES AND SOME OF THE FACTORS INFLUENCING FINAL SELECTION OF FELLOWS NOMINATED FOR THE 1ST YEAR OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (ACE) INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR FELLOWS IN ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION ARE INVESTIGATED. PRESIDENTS OF THE 1,097 ACE MEMBER INSTITUTIONS WERE ASKED TO NOMINATE ONE PERSON FROM THEIR FACULTY OR STAFF WHOM THEY CONSIDERED TO HAVE A PROMISING CAREER IN ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION. USEFUL DOSSIERS WERE RECEIVED FROM 115 CANDIDATES. THEY WERE INTERVIEWED AND RATED ON A FIVE-POINT SCALE. THE FINDINGS OF THE STUDY ARE SUMMARIZED UNDER THREE GENERAL HEADINGS--(1) NATURE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NOMINATING INSTITUTION, (2) BACKGROUNDS OF THE CANDIDATES THEMSELVES, AND (3) CRITERIA OF FELLOW SELECTION. THE CANDIDATES WERE COMPARED WITH A CONTROL GROUP CONSISTING OF COLLEAGUES OF THE CANDIDATES APPROXIMATELY THEIR SAME AGE WITH SIMILAR ACADEMIC BACKGROUNDS. FIVE MAJOR FINDINGS RESULTED FROM THE STUDY--(1) THE INSTITUTIONS THAT NOMINATED CANDIDATES WERE NOT IN ALL RESPECTS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ACE MEMBERSHIP, AND UNIVERSITIES AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS WERE OVERREPRESENTED, (2) THE TYPICAL CANDIDATE IS MORE LIKELY THAN THE TYPICAL FACULTY MEMBER TO POSSESS A TERMINAL DEGREE, TO BE TRAINED IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION, TO SHOW GREATER INTEREST IN BUSINESS, CIVIC, AND RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES, PLEASURE READING, SPORTS, AND OTHER RECREATIONAL PURSUITS, TO SHOW FEWER SCHOLARLY INTERESTS AND INTELLECTUAL COMPETENCIES, AND IN GENERAL BE MORE SELF-CONFIDENT, OUTGOING, AND SOCIALLY ACTIVE, (3) STAFF RATINGS OF THE CANDIDATES' DOSSIERS APPEAR TO BE A VALID PREINTERVIEW SCREENING DEVICE, (4) THE FELLOWS SELECTED ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE EMPLOYED IN UNIVERSITIES, AND (5) NINE OUT OF 10 WINNERS HOLD THE DOCTORAL DEGREE, AND THE TYPICAL WINNER HAS A HIGHER SALARY, MORE PUBLICATIONS, AND A HIGHER UNDERGRADUATE GRADE POINT AVERAGE THAN DOES THE TYPICAL NONWINNER. THIS ARTICLE WAS PREPRINTED FROM "THE EDUCATIONAL RECORD," SPRING 1966, 12 PAGES. (HW)
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