ERIC Number: ED210956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Dean as Colleague: Dean, Student, Faculty, Administrative Relationship. A Compilation of Presentations from the Executive Development Series I: "Have You Ever Thought of Being a Dean?" (1980-1981). Volume III.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.
The relationships of deans of baccalaureate or higher degree programs of nursing with faculty members, administrators, students, other professionals, and the public are considered by six deans who contributed to a continuing education workshop series. According to Edith H. Anderson, the dean is a colleague of other deans, and to students and junior faculty members the dean is a role model. Leadership and management are shared with mid-level administrators and senior faculty members while providing for progressively responsible participation of junior faculty and students. Doris A. Geitgey believes the effective collegial relationship is founded on mutual understanding, respect, and trust, and that the most important colleagues of a dean are the faculty members. Collegial relationships with other deans, higher level administrators, nursing service personnel, physicians, and students also are addressed. Virginia R. Jarratt suggests that there are distinctions in the role of dean with different groups; the role is sometimes formal, sometimes informal, and sometimes situational. Relationships with other administrators, faculty, students, and the public are considered. Georgie C. Labadie proposes that deans can foster positive relationships with students and provide a role model for faculty to promote shared university governance. The importance of collegial relationships with other deans, and relationships with administrators and faculty are addressed. According to Marion M. Schrum, the level of collegiality varies substantively with the dean's administrative style and is influenced by the size and structure of the school. Among the concerns addressed by Anna M. Shannon are a theory of interpersonal relations, and assessment of one's beliefs about self, others, role, and institutions. Bibliographies are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Academic Education, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, College Students, Departments, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership Responsibility, Nurses, Nursing Education, Peer Relationship, Physicians, Program Administration, Role Perception, School Community Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Project Office, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Eleven Dupont Circle, Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see HE 014 455-458.