ERIC Number: ED180565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Management Development in California Community Colleges: A Report of an ACCCA Management Development Institute Survey in 1979.
Wiedman, Phyllis L.
The Association of California Community College Administrators' Management Development Institute was established in 1977 to provide workshop consultants and services for professional development activities. In 1979, a survey was conducted to determine whether the needs of the colleges were being met. Of the 105 California community college presidents who were surveyed, 74 responded. The study revealed the following: (1) 84% of the respondents reported that some type of management development program was planned or underway--by contrast, in 1977, this figure was 68%; (2) during the two years, the percentage of large colleges with some type of management development program increased from 77% to 87%, while the percentage of small colleges with a program jumped from 25% to 71%; (3) most presidents without plans for a program indicated either insufficient funds or that management development was a low priority as their reason; (4) the most common activities were regional or local workshops, presented by both outside and in-house consultants; management retreats; visitations to innovative programs; and professional leaves; (5) most presidents were familiar with the Institute and the majority had used its services or planned to do so; and (6) evaluations of Institute services and training were generally positive. The questionnaire and the presidents' suggestions append the report. (AYC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Community Colleges, Consultants, Consultation Programs, Inservice Education, Management Development, Presidents, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Resource Centers, Small Colleges, Staff Development, State Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California; Management Development Institute