ERIC Number: ED085067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-26
Reference Count: 0
A Middle Management Position in Post Secondary Education.
Scheufler, John H.
The middle management position of departmental chairman is the point in the organizational structure of the educational institution where good supervision, management and administration must begin. A lack of understanding of the importance of the chairman's role has led to a neglect of the position in the administrative organization and a subsequent weakening of the meanagment structure of the institution. There are four principal areas at the middle management level that, if carefully evaluated and organized, could reduce management problems considerably: (1) the administration of middle management personnel--the neglect of the upper echelon administration to recognize fully the importance of the chairman's position; (2) the selection of middle management personnel; (3) the role difinition of a middle manager, the departmental chairman; and (4) the training of a middle manager, the departmental chairman. The most critical, most needed position within middle management of post-secondary education is that of departmental chairman or its equivalent. The duties and responsibilities of a department chairman are listed, grouped under the following topics: managerially oriented, faculty oriented, curriculum oriented, clerically oriented, student oriented, and maintenance or support personnel oriented. A description of division chairman responsibilities at Golden West College is appended, as is a 46-item bibliography. (KM)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Organization, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Administrators, Community Colleges, Department Heads, Departments, Educational Administration, Middle Management, Postsecondary Education
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Note: Presented at the meeting of the Colorado Association of Deans, October 26, 1973