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ERIC Number: ED235719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-21
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Administration in Higher Education: An Internship Experience.
Dixon, Terry
Perspectives on the skills needed by a college president or executive officer are considered, based on an internship experience with the Chancellor and Director of University Relations at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The information is directed to students contemplating a doctoral program in higher education administration. Attention is directed to guiding concepts used by executives in decision-making. On an institutional level, it is suggested that a clearly stated and communicated mission is important for daily and long-range operations. Additional institutional concepts include the following: the higher university-wide mission supersedes the mission of lesser units and members of the institution must feel ownership of the mission. Administrative concepts are proposed, including the following: information is power to accomplish a task and the key to cooperation is to assist others so they perceive an active part in decision-making. The following interpersonal and personal concepts are also considered: control and awareness of one's behavior are important in selling ideas and receiving cooperation and behavior needs to be matched to the individual one is dealing with and to the outcome the administrator desires. Brief recommendations for future internships are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A