ERIC Number: ED022433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Attitudes and Opinions of Faculty Members and Junior College Presidents toward Selected Descriptions of the Office of College Presidents.
DeLoache, Dan Franklin
This study proposed to see (1) if there was a significant difference in response between faculty and president to written descriptions of the office of president and (2) if the responses were different between rural and urban colleges. Selected descriptions in six categories were randomly distributed in a 46-item questionnaire sent to the presidents and full-time faculty of the seven state-supported junior colleges in Oklahoma. The Chi-square test of independence was applied to the responses. It was found that presidents had higher expectations of the office than did faculty members and that rural colleges had a higher expectation than did urban colleges. Five areas for further study of the office of president were recommended: (1) the reasons faculty and presidents place more importance on specific aspects of the presidency, (2) the similarity of opinions and intensity of differences between staff and president, (3) the effect of factors other than location on the opinions, (4) opinions, as found by this type of study, at other kinds of institutions in other geographical areas, and (5) the causes of faculty-administrative misunderstanding and conflict. (HH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, College Faculty, College Presidents, Presidents, Questionnaires, Role Perception, Rural Urban Differences, Teachers, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman.