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ERIC Number: ED015552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May-12
Pages: 78
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS. RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORT OF A SURVEY.
PERKINS, JAMES A.; AND OTHERS
THIS REPORT PRESENTS THE RESULTS OF A STUDY UNDERTAKEN AT THE INVITATION OF THE REGENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP. IT EXAMINES THE ROLE, ACTIVITIES, AND EFFECTIVENESS OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS IN NEW YORK STATE. THREE DIRECT APPROACHES (QUESTIONNAIRE, INTERVIEW, AND ACTIVITY LOG) AND TWO INDIRECT APPROACHES (PUBLICATIONS LISTING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, THE BACKGROUNDS OF THEIR PRESIDENTS, AND OUTSIDE JUDGMENTS OF THE PRESIDENT'S OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS) WERE USED TO SECURE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORK AND ATTITUDES OF THE PRESIDENTS. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE RECEIVED FROM 185 PRESIDENTS, INTERVIEWS WERE HELD WITH 31 OF THESE PRESIDENTS, AND ACTIVITY LOGS WERE RECEIVED FROM 24 OF THOSE INTERVIEWED. FOUR RELATED TOPICS CONCERNING THE PRESIDENTS ARE EXAMINED--(1) WHAT PRESIDENTS ACTUALLY DO ON THEIR JOBS, (2) THE PREPARATION AND CAREER PATTERNS OF COLLEGE PRESIDENTS, (3) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PERFORMANCE IN THE POSITION, AND (4) HOW PRESIDENTS ARE RECRUITED AND SELECTED. RESULTS OF THE STUDY SHOW THAT THE PRESIDENTS OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN NEW YORK STATE ACCEPT LEADERSHIP AS THEIR FIRST RESPONSIBILITY, BUT THEIR REPORTS OF THEIR ACTIVITIES, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND PROBLEMS LEAVE DOUBTS ABOUT THEIR ABILITY AND THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THIS RESPONSIBILITY. SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE, BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Regents Advisory Committee on Educational Leadership.
Identifiers: New York (Albany)