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ERIC Number: ED035398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 20
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American Junior Colleges: Leadership and Crucial Issues for the 1970's.
Ferrari, Michael R.; Berte, Neal R.
The origins and careers of junior college presidents were studied to identify the leaders and what they feel are the crucial issues of the next decade, the form of their career patterns as they moved up, and their reasons for choosing careers in administration. Of 963 subjects questioned, 662 replied. Examined were such items as age, background according to fathers' occupation, academic doctorates, major fields of study, career paths from teaching or other careers to the presidency over a 20-year span, the position held just before the presidency, and the social factors affecting formal career movements. The respondents also stated why they are in their present job, how they interpret their move to leadership, and why they chose or were chosen for the position. Replies included: to contribute to society, meet a challenge, or achieve personal satisfaction. The most critical issues they foresaw were (1) funds to handle growing enrollments and new faculty; (2) achieving a balance between occupational and transfer curricula and doing research on how best to serve society, the community, and the individual; (3) the quantity and quality of staffing; (4) establishing the proper role of the junior college. Those most experienced with the junior college, as administrators or teachers, should increase communication with all educational leadership, national and international. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (HH)
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