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ERIC Number: ED014156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 1
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AN INVESTIGATION OF SELECTED PROGRAMS OF ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION.
MANION, PATRICIA JEAN
THIS STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE THE INITIAL CAREER EFFECT OF ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION UPON THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY THE PHILLIPS FOUNDATION AND THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION. A SECONDARY PURPOSE WAS TO RECOMMEND GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE IN ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION. A TWO-PART QUESTIONNAIRE DEVELOPED BY THE AUTHOR INCLUDED--(1) FACTUAL INFORMATION ON PRE- AND POST-INTERNSHIP POSITION, RANK, AND PERCENTAGE OF TIME DEVOTED TO ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES, AS WELL AS A RELATIVE RATING OF PRE- AND POST-INTERNSHIP PROFESSIONAL CONTENTMENT AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURE, AND (2) OPEN-ENDED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS RELATED TO AN EVALUATION OF THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE ITSELF. AN 81 PERCENT RESPONSE WAS RECEIVED FROM THE 60 QUESTIONNAIRES SENT. RESULTS OF THE STUDY SHOW THAT (1) THE PROFESSIONAL MOBILITY OF THOSE INVOLVED WAS QUITE HIGH (88.6 PERCENT OF THOSE WITH INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE WERE IN SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER POSITIONS), (2) JOB OFFERS INCREASED IN THE POST-INTERNSHIP YEAR AND AFTERWARDS, AND (3) THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE WAS VIEWED AS A VALUABLE EXPERIENCE BY THE PARTICIPANTS. FROM THESE RESULTS, IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT (1) COLLEGE-UNIVERSITY CONSORTIA PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE ON AN EXCHANGE BASIS FOR PERSONS WISHING TO TEST AN INTEREST IN ADMINISTRATION, (2) SINGLE INSTITUTIONS PROVIDE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS FROM WITHIN THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY OR FROM OTHER INSTITUTIONS, AND (3) THE DESIGN AND DETAILS OF INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE BE ARRANGED INDIVIDUALLY. THIS MATERIAL WAS SUBMITTED AS A DISSERTATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, 1967, 117 PAGES, AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO.
Identifiers: Colorado (Denver); PHILLIPS FOUNDATION