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ERIC Number: ED108553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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College Administrators for Today's Non-Traditional Students: Managers or Leaders?
Effective functioning of experimental programs will require substantial leadership responsibility from college administrators. Conservatism and "resistance to change" are "signposts" of historical precedence in higher education circles. The traditionalists who yearn for the "status quo" must be psychologically conditioned or weaned; and the unrealistic optimists must be restrained at all costs. Administrative leaders should assist faculty in developing an instructional program that is solidly based. If the administrative style is managerial, the administrator will abstain and rationalize that it is his or her job to manage the curricula data and not admissions. If the administrative style is that of leadership, the job will extend to assessment, evaluation, and plans for future growth. A first step is to admit that there might be alternatives to what is considered tradition. Some alternatives discussed are experimental programs including: (1) Colorado College Plan; (2) Mount Vernon College, Washington, D.C.; (3) Alvernia College, Reading, Pennsylvania; (4) Common College, California; (5) Empire State College, New York. (Author/KE)
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