ERIC Number: ED254271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Leadership: A Profile of Chief Academic Officers in Kansas Community Colleges.
Parker, Paul; Parker, Patrick W.
A survey was conducted to gather data about the personal characteristics and background of the chief academic officers in Kansas community college districts. A 42-item survey instrument was mailed to each of the chief academic officers, soliciting information on demographic characteristics, educational preparation, prior experience, professional development, and job and community activities. Study findings, based on a 100% response rate, included the following: (1) 84% of the respondents reported that their title was Dean of Instruction; (2) the typical Kansas community college chief academic officer was a white male in his mid-40's, married with one or more children; (3) 90% of the respondents were the product of a public education; (4) relatively few held less than an earned doctoral degree; (5) 80% held their highest degree in educational administration; (6) 95% had previously taught in secondary schools; (7) all respondents were members of academic leadership associations, and 90% were also members of other types of organizations; (8) the respondents' average work day was 10 hours long; and (9) each officer was involved with at least two community or civic organizations. The survey instrument is appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburg State Univ., KS. Dept. of Curriculum and Administration.