ERIC Number: ED165641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Lords, Squires, and Yeomen: Collegiate Middle Managers and Their Organizations. AAHE-ERIC/Higher Education Research Report No. 7.
Scott, Robert A.
This study on collegiate middle managers examines: the effects of federal compliance requirements on collegiate administrators; the cause of growth, elaboration, and differentiation in middle-level collegiate administration; the functions, status, roles, and values of mid-level administrators; and the role of national occupational associations for professional standing. Data were gathered from a literature review, a survey research questionnaire, and structured interviews with more than 200 administrators, faculty, and search committee chairpersons at 18 colleges and universities of different sizes and types. A survey also was conducted of the staff aides and directors of House of Representatives and Senate committees concerned with postsecondary education legislation, the executives of higher education associations in Washington, and the officials at Executive branch agencies. Collegiate mid-level administrators were considered to be the deans and directors of support services. Presidents, provosts, academic deans, department chairpersons, and librarians were excluded. The following topics are considered: sources of administrators and their background and training; career paths, mobility, and organizational commitment; administrators' rights and grievance procedures; women and minorities in middle management; communication on campus; liability of administrators; satisfactions and incentives for increased competence and performance; training and development; role conflicts among collegiate middle managers; and professional associations. Recommendations and a bibliography are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Administrators, College Administration, Compliance (Legal), Deans, Federal Regulation, Females, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Interviews, Job Satisfaction, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Literature Reviews, Middle Management, Minority Groups, Organizational Climate, Organizations (Groups), Professional Associations, Questionnaires, Role Conflict
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Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.