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ERIC Number: ED034548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 286
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The Perceived Functions of the Junior College Academic Dean in the Improvement of Instruction.
Todd, Carl Elbert
The perceptions of junior college presidents, academic deans, and instructors pertaining to the functions of the academic dean in improving instruction are compared. The presidents, deans, and faculty of 46 junior colleges received a questionnaire consisting of ten functions and 93 examples of activities of academic deans in improving instruction. The study found that all three groups agreed on the importance of the dean's functions in improving instruction, but not all agreed on the degree to which the dean performed the functions. The deans' perceptions did not differ as much as the perceptions of the presidents and instructors. Among the recommendations of the study were that academic deans should: plan more with the faculty on academic matters; give more attention to the orientation of new instructors; encourage faculty membership in professional societies; distribute a newsletter to inform the faculty of campus activities; prepare reports of student evaluation of the instructors, to be discussed in private with each instructor. It is suggested that further research be done on this topic, using other information-gathering techniques. (MS)
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Note: Doctoral dissertation