ERIC Number: ED174082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Career Development of Post-Secondary Administrators. AIR Forum 1979 Paper.
Bare, Alan C.
A model of administrator development was tested in the 21 colleges, graduate and professional schools of a major state university system. Data were gathered from 494 administrators. Administrator development was measured in three ways: (1) individual rate of advancement, (2) perceptions of mobility and "success," and (3) perceptions of personal growth and development. Fifteen variables were hypothesized to predict administrator development, and five predictors emerged. Across the population of administrators, rate of advancement was higher among administrators who: (1) experience formal performance appraisals, (2) work in departments where rewards depend on performance, (3) lack comprehensive personal development plans, (4) report individual/organizational work-goal integration, and (5) are relatively young. Three additional variables were found to be related to rate of advancement of either junior, mid-level, or senior administrators when they were analyzed as subsamples. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, Career Ladders, College Administration, Conference Reports, Employment Level, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Models, Occupational Mobility, Performance Factors, Predictor Variables, Promotion (Occupational), Success
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1979
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (19th, San Diego, California, May 13-17, 1979)