ERIC Number: ED130729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of the Role of the Director of Allied Health Programs in the Governance of a Community College.
Trani, Gilberta M.
A questionnaire was sent to a sample of directors of Allied Health programs in seventy-two community colleges accredited by Middle Atlantic States in order to ascertain the organizational pattern of community colleges offering Allied Health programs and to analyze the responsibilities of directors of these programs. A response rate of 52% was achieved. Data obtained included information on the respondents' academic background, placement of the Allied Health program within the colleges' organizational structure, number of departments within the Allied Health program, and the teaching and administrative responsibilities of the program directors. Major findings included: (1) the directors of Allied Health programs were not officially designated as administrators in community colleges; (2) the directors shared administrative responsibilities with staff and supervisors; and (3) the directors, in 42% of the responding colleges, were responsible for a separate division within the college. Establishment of Allied Health programs as separate divisions, and official recognition of the directors' administrative responsibilities by central administration, were recommended. Tabular survey data are included and the survey instrument is appended. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University