ERIC Number: ED238622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Hispanic Participation in the Administration of the California Community Colleges: 1981-82.
Rivera, Manuel G.
A study of Hispanic participation in administration of the 106 California community colleges (administered through district organizations) counted persons with Spanish surnames listed in the "Directory of California Community Colleges 1981-82" as participating in administration at district or college level. Hispanic administrators were concentrated in fewer than 25% of the 70 college districts; 66% of districts with Hispanic participation were in the San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles areas. District totals were two board of trustees presidents, one superintendent/president, two vice presidents, two vice chancellors, one dean, one associate dean, and one coordinator, most in positions dealing with personnel or affirmative action. Of the 106 colleges, 47% had one or more Hispanic administrators, including 5 presidents, 20 deans, 7 vice presidents, 6 associate deans, 13 assistant deans, 6 coordinators, 13 directors, 3 division heads, 2 registrars, 3 affirmative action officers, 1 financial aid officer, 9 academic senate presidents, and 5 student body presidents (who may sit on selection and curriculum committees). Most were in areas of instruction and student services. Thus, most California Community Colleges do not have Hispanics as active participants in the institutional decision-making process. Literature relevant to Hispanic participation in California Community College administration indicated numerous factors affecting the selection process. (MH)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Selection, Administrators, Affirmative Action, College Administration, College Governing Councils, Community Colleges, Community Involvement, Decision Making, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Bias, Evaluation Criteria, Females, Hispanic Americans, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Participation, Research Needs, Student Participation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California Community Colleges
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Mexican American Educators (8th, Fresno, CA, November 9-12, 1983).