ERIC Number: ED123469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Community Junior College Presidency: An Inquiry.
Gilli, Angelo C., Sr.
The study focused on the differences and similarities between present presidents of two-year colleges and those who resigned during 1970-74. The report opens with a discussion of the theoretical question: What makes a successful two-year college president? Survey questionnaires were sent to 326 present presidents (235 responded) and 222 former presidents (148 responded). Information was collected for the following areas: (1) demographic considerations, (2) roles of two-year college presidents, (3) influence of presidents on selected college factors, (4) college orientation perceptions of presidents, (5) decision making activities of presidents, (6) work schedules of presidents, and (7) status of former presidents. The responses of present and past presidents to each question are tabulated and discussed at length. The author notes a tendency for former presidents to perceive themselves as having more influence on matters than do present presidents. They were also more likely to assign first ranking to vocational studies, which was ranked second by present presidents. A list of references is included. The questionnaires and letters sent to present and former presidents and State directors of two-year colleges are appended. (EC)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Board Administrator Relationship, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, National Surveys, Presidents, Questionnaires, Role Perception, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.