ERIC Number: ED024384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
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The Role Expectations of Eighteen California Community-Junior College Presidents Comparative to Three Associative Reference Groups.
Stamm, Harlan Charles
It was hypothesized that there would be no significant difference in the role expectations of junior college presidents and the expectations of their role by their board presidents, by their administrative deans, by their faculty or senate presidents, or between or among the groups. Forty presidents filled out a Rating Scale for Administrative Effectiveness; 18 others were interviewed. All were randomly chosen from 82 California junior colleges. Seventeen of those interviewed, 12 of their board chairmen, 17 deans, and 17 faculty or senate presidents answered the Expectation-Actual Performance Questionnaire. These same groups also identified the Administrative Style and the Role Category of the presidents to provide data for the statistical analysis. Presidents and trustees were close in their perception of expected and actual performance. Any differences were accounted for by organization structure, a situation substantiated by the personal interviews. The deans' expectations of the role were almost identical, probably because of close working relationships. Views of faculty and of senate presidents coincided with their presidents'. Faculty were less impressed with how well presidents lived up to their expectations than with their actual behavior. The three reference groups did not differ significantly from the presidents in their expectations of the role. The presidents were inconsistent in that 85% of them described actual performance, but did not indicate that it was expected in their role. (HH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Presidents, Doctoral Dissertations, Presidents, Questionnaires, Role Perception, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.