ERIC Number: ED161502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Management Development Needs of California Community College Administrators.
An assessment was conducted of the management needs of California community college administrators, using surveys presenting a series of needs in areas of management and administration, interpersonal relationships, human resources management, and leadership, which respondents were asked to rank according to importance. Surveys were sent to: (1) presidents of the 104 community colleges; (2) chancellors of the 19 multi-campus districts; (3) newly appointed administrators with three years or less experience; and (4) experienced administrators with eight or more years experience. Of the 331 surveys mailed, 274 (83%) were returned. It was concluded that the presidents were generally sensitive to the needs of their administrative staffs, though their responses were more similar to those of experienced administrators than to those of new administrators. Presidents felt their staffs' needs to be greatest in areas of long-range planning, facilitating communication, constructive criticism, motivating staff, effective staff management, and implementing change. Experienced administrators and chancellors were similar to the presidents in items ranked highest. Newly appointed administrators were the only group to rank those items related to the operation of the college, e.g., budget management, funding sources, and computer as management tool, as most important. Generally, needs in the interpersonal relationships area were felt to be the greatest, and needs in the management and administration area were felt least. Recommendations and the survey forms are included. (MB)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, College Administration, Community Colleges, Educational Administration, Experience, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership, Needs Assessment, Personnel Needs, Presidents, State Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of California Community Coll. Administrators.
Identifiers - Location: California