ERIC Number: ED077421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Department Heads at a State University.
McLaughlin, Gerald W., Jr.; And Others
This paper focuses on the work of department heads and the opinions of those holding this position in a state university. Forty-three department heads responded to a questionnaire involving departmental goals, job requirements, and job satisfaction. The results show that the heads are basically satisfied except for opportunities for self-development. They have duties along the dimensions of departmental leadership, professional visability, resource administration, and liaison activities. They tend to consider themselves as leaders in content specialities and primarily enjoy activities of program guidance and supportive development of faculty and students. Administrative duties are typically seen as unpleasant and time consuming. A 15-item bibliography is included. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisana, February, 1973