ERIC Number: ED166801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Administrators in Higher Education: Some Special Considerations.
Mortimer, Kenneth P.
Training programs for administrators of higher education could benefit from several changes. Higher education administration is different from school administration partly because in higher education there are two administration systems, the bureaucratic side for which training is available and the academic side for which little training is available. Currently about 4,000 students and 300-400 faculty specialize in higher education. Programs in higher education lack prestige partly because many professors have little academic preparation in the field. Professors all ought to have their experience augmented by at least a year's study in higher education. Programs for the preparation of higher education administrators should be planned with four political questions in mind. (1) How is power distributed? (2) What are the resources of power and how are they manipulated? (3) Whose interests are involved in different types of decisions? (4) What is the best way to deal with conflict? (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, College Administration, Educational Administration, Political Issues, Political Power, Politics, Postsecondary Education
Not available separately--see EA 011 280
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Paper from "The Changing Politics of Education: Prospects for the 1980's" (EA 011 280); For related documents, see EA 011 280-309