ERIC Number: ED231468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Focus: Profile of Kansas Community College Presidents.
Parker, Paul; Parker, Patrick W.
In 1983, a study was conducted of the characteristics of the chief administrative officers of the 19 community colleges in Kansas. A survey instrument was sent to each current president, requesting information on personal characteristics, prior preparation and experiences, and administrative, professional, and community activities. Study findings, based on a 100% response rate, included the following: (1) all but one of the respondents was male, their median age was 51.3 years, all had received a public elementary and secondary education, and 15% had earned a community college degree; (2) 90% of the respondents held a doctoral degree, and all but one respondent earned their degree in a professional field; (3) 90% had previously taught in a secondary school for an average of 5.5 years; (4) all of the respondents indicated that they were members of a professional association related to administration, and 80% indicated that they were also members of some other type of professional association; and (5) 53% of the respondents reported spending more than 46 hours per week at the college during regular working hours, with administration, curriculum improvement, and committee work accounting for 80% of their activities. The survey instrument is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburg State Univ., KS. Dept. of Curriculum and Administration.