ERIC Number: ED214477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
New Approaches for Improving the Managerial Capacity of Post-Secondary Institutions.
New career programs being developed at the University of Victoria for postsecondary administrators are described, which are designed to improve the managerial capacity of community colleges and technical institutions in British Columbia. The graduate cooperative program consists of an academic session, an administrative internship, and a research project. The academic component includes studies in governance, theory of administration, education, planning, personnel management, policy-making, and educational finance. During the internship, the student identifies a problem that the sponsoring organization considers to be worthy of investigation. The Commonwealth Exchange Program offers educational administrators unique learning experiences designed to enrich both their professional and personal lives. The 24-month graduate program consists of on-campus and off-campus components. A series of professional seminars bring the administrators in contact with a variety of field personnel, and completion of six units of course work at summer school is required. Another program is the master's degree for educational administrators, a 24-month program consisting of on-campus and on-site components, and distance education. This program enables administrators to improve their competencies without terminating employment. Professional seminars supplement packaged material and help to promote interpersonal relations among students, faculty, and field administrators. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, College Administration, Community Colleges, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Leadership Training, Management Development, Masters Degrees, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Seminars, Summer Programs, Technical Institutes
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Victoria (British Columbia)
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Higher Education (5th, University of Lancaster, England September 1-4, 1981). Some pages may not reproduce well due to light print on original document.