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ERIC Number: ED077377
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A Study of Incidents having an Impact on the Effectiveness of New and Experienced Presidents of Selected Colleges and Universities in the Midwest.
Peterson, Willima David
The central purpose of this study was to collect and analyze incidents which new and experienced college and university presidents reported as having had an impact on their effectiveness as presidents. The Critical Incident Technique was modified and used both for data collection and analysis. The sample consisted of 26 presidents of 4-year colleges and universities in five Midwestern states. Each president was interviewed in person or by telephone and was asked to report four incidents which he felt had had an impact on his effectiveness as president. Fourteen critical problem categories were organized, they include finance, campus unrest, staffing, governance, controlling, governing boards, public relations, academic general, subordinate ineffectiveness, student relations, planning, organizing, compensation and employee relations. Staffing contained more incidents than any other for new presidents, and campus unrest the most for experienced presidents. (Author/MJM)
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Note: Doctoral Dissertation, Michigan State University