ERIC Number: ED213439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
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Selection Procedures for Community College Presidents, Trustees and Faculty.
Bowles, Bobby Joe
During 1978-79, a study was conducted to determine differences in the perceptions of community college presidents, faculty, and trustees with regard to appropriate selection criteria for these positions. Questionnaires were sent to all of the presidents, all 114 of the trustees, and a random sample of 150 faculty members at the 19 Kansas community colleges asking them to rank order a number of selection criteria for each position. Responses from 100% of the presidents, 62.3% of the trustees, and 87.3% of the faculty revealed no overall significant differences in the perceptions of these groups; however, on an item-by-item basis some differences were evidenced among the groups. Respondent rankings differed with respect to the following criteria: (1) for presidential selection--proven ability to raise funds, effectiveness and familiarity with fiscal policies and issues, and ability to do long-range planning; (2) for faculty selection--earned bachelor's degree as minimum qualification, understanding and commitment to the community college, and humanistic teaching approach; and (3) for trustee selection--ability to select, evaluate, and terminate the president; knowledge in purchasing, constructing, and maintaining facilities; and knowledge of planning. The study report details methodology and findings and includes an extensive literature review and the questionnaires. (KL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Qualifications, College Faculty, College Presidents, Community Colleges, Governing Boards, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Selection, Trustees, Two Year Colleges
University Microfilms, P. O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Order No. DEM-80-14418, MF $9.00, Xerography, $18.00).
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Ed. D. Dissertation, University of Kansas.