ERIC Number: ED100421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics, Preparation, and Attitudes of Selected Public Junior-Community College Deans of Instruction.
Anderson, William M.
A descriptive survey of all public, comprehensive junior colleges' deans of instruction was conducted to ascertain and examine their characteristics, preparation, and attitudes. From a final sample of 504 questionnaires, it was determined that the chief academic officers, most commonly called the deans of instruction, were typically Caucasian, male, married, 45 years old, and veterans of military service. Previous administrative experience was considered the major qualification for their present positions. Most had earned a BA or MA in a teaching related field and of the 57 percent who had doctorates, 66 percent were in higher education. Their formal academic preparation contributed significantly toward their understanding of a limited number of instructional strategies, procedures, and functions. A majority of the deans agreed that their academic preparation familiarized them with learning theory, curriculum design, philosophy of the junior-community college, and techniques of evaluating instruction. Some deans felt their formal academic preparation did not provide them with an understanding of collective bargaining and negotiations, techniques and procedures for selecting classroom furniture and equipment, programmed budgeting, physical plant planning and supervision, and programmed instruction. (Author/MJK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Summary of Ph.D. Dissertation, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale