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ERIC Number: ED031218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 38
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A Workshop for New Deans of Instruction with Little Background in the Junior College: An Analysis.
Partridge, Patrick V.
The objectives of this study were to: (1) explore the need for a workshop to clarify the role of the junior college dean of instruction, particularly for new deans with little or no prior junior college administrative experience; and (2) if such a workshop were needed, determine what content, methods and procedures, and prepared materials would be most beneficial. During the summer of 1968, letters requesting information relevant to the objectives stated above were sent to the chief administrators of 624 colleges having enrollments of at least 500 full-time students and to 52 officials representing state junior college agencies and associations. Responses indicated a workshop for new deans of instruction would be desirable. Suggestions relating to the content of the workshop included: an assessment of the problem of improving instruction; the need for more adequate guidelines to coordinate instructional programs and promote learning; workshop sessions should not take a "nuts and bolts" approach; lectures and visits to college facilities were not considered particularly functional; a combination of structured discussion, case, and in-basket items should be planned; and participants should provide in-basket items that reflect critical problems at their institution. Recommendations regarding the optimal time and length of the workshop as well as the inclusion of wives in the workshop were also solicited and received. (MB)
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Note: Seminar paper