ERIC Number: ED063867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Black Administrator in Higher Education: Current Dilemmas, Problems and Opportunities.
Watson, Bernard C.
There are several statements that may be made concerning the black administrator in higher education today: (1) the black administrator is important not only to black colleges but to white institutions as well, and his role will be especially critical in the next 10 years or so; (2) the supply of black administrators is extremely limited because of the historic lack of opportunity for both training and placement; and (3) the black administrator must possess skills to cope with not only the normal administrative duties assigned but also the special demands placed upon him by virtue of his blackness, particularly in predominantly white universities. From these assumptions several implications emerge: (1) it is imperative that a valid theoretical and practical approach for the training, education, and development of black administrators be conceptualized and implemented; (2) short- and long-range recruitment efforts to increase the supply of black administrators must be mobilized; and (3) training opportunities must be developed or revised that will help prepare young black men and women for the multiple roles that they will be called upon to play. (HS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Paper presented to the first National Congress of Black Professionals in Higher Education, Austin, April 5-7, 1972