ERIC Number: ED034515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The Role of the Departmental Chairman in Selected Missouri and Illinois Two-Year Colleges.
O'Grady, James Patrick, Jr.
In recent years, departmental chairmen, as spokesmen for their departments, have become key academic and administrative officers. This study sought to (1) define their roles in selected 2-year colleges, (2) compare their roles in large and small colleges, and (3) develop measures to help administrators assess the chairmen's roles. Of 82 chairmen who were asked for interviews, 43 from large colleges and 34 from small colleges consented. In small and large colleges, they differed significantly in (1) status, as shown by hours spent on the duties, released time, salary, and perceptions of their role in the next 3-5 years; (2) qualifications, as seen in administrative ability; (3) budget administration, shown by preparation responsibility, consultation on faculty requirements, informing faculty, and control; (4) personnel administration, as in recruiting, interviewing, selecting, and evaluating prospective faculty, and in recommending raises, advancement, dismissal, or leave for existing faculty; (5) academic administration, shown in teaching load, choice of course offerings, class scheduling and assignment, advice on majors, keeping student records, work on curriculum advisory committees, and assignment of various faculty duties; and (6) general functions, as seen by desk and office space, maintenance of course outlines and test files, direction of non-academic personnel, and handling department meetings. The author lists four procedures that should become standard and eight areas for more research. (HH)
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Missouri