ERIC Number: ED171214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Administrative Effectiveness of the Academic Department Head: I. The Measurement of Effectiveness. Kansas State University Research Report No. 42.
Hoyt, Donald P.; Spangler, Ronald K.
In a study of administrative effectiveness, a total of 103 academic department heads in four universities rated a set of 15 administrative activities as to their importance. Faculty members in the 1,333 departments used the same set of activities to rate both the importance they should be given by the department head and the effectiveness with which the head performed each during the previous twelve months. Tests of reliability revealed that faculty ratings of both importance and performance were made with reasonable internal consistency. Three tests of construct validity showed that each of the three types of ratings were made with at least minimal validity. A principal components analysis of faculty ratings of performance suggested that the department head has three major types of responsibility: personnel management, departmental planning and development, and building the department's reputation. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Responsibility, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Competence, Department Heads, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Research Projects, Teacher Attitudes, Validity
Office of Educational Research, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Office of Educational Research.
Note: For related document, see HE 011 295