ERIC Number: ED213341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Program for the Development of Team Leadership at an Urban University. Final Report. (January, 1976-February, 1978).
Akron Univ., OH.
The experiences of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Program for the Development of Team Leadership at an Urban University as implemented at The University of Akron are described. A brief overview is presented of the goals and objectives of the program and the following activities: full-day class sessions meeting once a week for eight weeks; task forces; internships; resource groups; breakfast forums; evaluation; dissemination; and several smaller-scale programs, including a two-day retreat. These activities were designed to emphasize three major thrusts: intragroup and intergroup interaction and communication; understanding the structure and dynamics of university organization; and understanding issues in higher education and their application to The University of Akron as an urban institution. Two premises underlying program goals are as follows: (1) leadership needs of universities can better be served through the concept of functional team leadership with final decisions provided by the top decision-makers; and (2) team leadership development programs can be useful to other universities interested in similar changes. Both formative and summative evaluations were conducted to provide assessments of each program component as it occurred and to provide an assessment of the overall effectiveness of the program. Recommendations regarding each of the program components, future plans, and findings that might be helpful for other institutions are presented, and a chart that outlines the program activities and the overall program goals and objectives is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Change Agents, College Administration, College Faculty, College Planning, College Role, Cooperative Planning, Faculty Development, Governance, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership Training, Participative Decision Making, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teamwork, Urban Areas, Urban Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Akron Univ., OH.