ERIC Number: ED038914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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College Administrators: Present and Anticipated Needs in Selected Colleges.
Feltner, Bill D.
The purposes of this study were to ascertain from college presidents (1) the number and types of administrative positions which have been filled in the past two years, (2) the number and types of administrative personnel that the institutions anticipated they would need within the next two years, and (3) the previous employment status of newly appointed personnel, including their training in administration, and their previous administrative experience. An effort was made to determine the need for, or the existence of, on the job training and assistance. Questionnaires were returned by 72 of the 90 institutions queried. Results indicated that an average of two new administrators were appointed each year per institution. More than one fourth of the institutions had employed a new president in the last two years. Of the newly appointed personnel, 28% held doctorates, more than one half had taken courses in administration, and more than one half had had previous administrative experience. Only fragmented efforts existed for on the job assistance, but there was interest and support for the idea. Good human relations and prior administrative training or experience were considered among the most important characteristics needed by administrative personnel. (AF)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Administrators, Employment Patterns, Higher Education, On the Job Training, Recruitment
Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30601 ($0.50)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.