ERIC Number: ED062967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Management Concepts and Higher Education Administration.
Bender, Louis W.; Richardson, Richard C., Jr.
A summer Management Institute supported by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation was held for administrative teams from 20 public and independent junior colleges. The 64 participants explored theories of management relating human behavior and motivation to organizational goals. The results of the Management Style Diagnosis Test, given on the first day, showed that: (1) the test is useful for motivating self-analysis in such training programs; (2) there is little evidence of differences between public and independent school administrative attitudes; (3) educational administrators are more likely than other occupational groups to have a high "relationships orientation" (emphasizing people); and (4) there are significant differences in role perceptions between administrators and presidents of independent colleges and also between administrators of public and independent colleges. From institute evaluations, it was concluded that administrators were interested enough to utilize some of these concepts in their own colleges, and that the summer institute was valuable. (RN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State and Regional Higher Education Center, Florida.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Dept. of Higher Education.