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ERIC Number: ED031213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-7
Pages: 30
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The Role of the Administrator in Facilitating Innovation in Community Colleges.
Jensen, Mary E.
Administrators recognize the conflict between their leadership role, which encourages change, and their administrative role, which thrives on stability. To determine how an administrator could best foster an atmosphere conducive to innovation, the author reviewed the literature and interviewed selected community college administrators. From the data, these guidelines were formulated. The administrator must (1) plan for change, (2) stimulate faculty into taking initiative, (3) involve faculty in planning and implementing innovation, (4) grant released time, (5) provide funds, (6) emphasize evalualtion of new projects, (7) provide supportive equipment and personnel, (8) continue to support instructors even if their new ideas fail, (9) require faculty to plan their projects and to submit progress reports, (10) foster an innovative climate in the college, and (11) see how the organizational structure influences the innovative spirit. Each college must plan, develop, implement, and evaluate its own innovative practices; for mutual stimulation, it should also work with other colleges where possible. The success of any innovation will be measured by the student's learning achievement and by his subsequent success in college and career. (HH)
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Note: Seminar paper