ERIC Number: ED139363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation and Development of College and University Administrators, Part Two: Professional Development of Administrators. ERIC/Higher Education Research Currents.
Fisher, Charles F.
In a previous issue, recent thinking and activity on evaluation of administrators were explored. Realization of the need to improve the preparation of higher education administrators goes back several decades. Even today many individuals come to those positions with limited training and perhaps no administrative experience. While first-hand experience may be the best way to learn administration in the long run, trial-and-error learning alone can be expensive and inefficient both for the employee and for the institution. Professional development programs have evolved noticeably in the last decade, and a number of regional and national higher education associations and institutions have sponsored major efforts. However, these programs do not meet all the needs of postsecondary education. Often neglected in administrator training are the department chairmen, who remain the essential link between faculty and administration in most institutions. What might be very useful is some major national service that would help clarify, coordinate, consolidate, improve, and expand on (but not control) the present varied professional development alternatives. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, College Administration, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, National Organizations, National Programs, Professional Associations, Professional Development, Professional Training, Regional Programs
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see HE 008 766