ERIC Number: ED188515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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Maximizing Leadership Effectiveness. Impact of Administrative Style on Faculty and Students.
Astin, Alexander W.; Scherrei, Rita A.
The effect of the managerial style of a college's administrative team on student and faculty behaviors is examined. Reported are the findings of a five-year nationwide study that collected data on the style of administrations at each of 49 colleges and universities and information on the degree of student and faculty satisfaction and involvement at each institution. Four principal types of college and university presidents emerged (the bureaucrat, the intellectual, the egalitarian, and the counselor) and five major styles of administration (hierarchical, humanistic, entrepreneurial, insecure, and task-oriented). Chapters discuss: assessing administrative impacts; profiles of senior academic officers; presidential and administrative styles; leadership impact on faculty and students; implications for practice; and proposals for change in college administrations. Appendices include sample questionnaires, coding scheme for faculty responses, and detailed profiles of chief administrators. Among the several conclusions reached were that colleges with intellectual presidents usually show more faculty time spent on research; colleges with egalitarian presidents report student satisfaction with curriculum counseling and with the accessibility of faculty members generally. It is suggested that a student-oriented approach to administration and planning results in effective leadership. References and an index are provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Evaluation, College Administration, College Environment, College Presidents, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles, National Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Research, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student College Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books; Tests/Questionnaires
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