ERIC Number: ED269864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Personnel Issues and the Catholic School Administrator.
O'Brien, J. Stephen, Ed.; McBrien, Margaret, Ed.
This handbook provides personnel policy guidance in several areas for administrators of Catholic schools. Chapter 1, "Policies and Practices of Governance and Accountability," by M. Lourdes Sheehan, considers governance under the four typical organizational structures of Catholic schools--parish, interparish, diocesan, and private--and notes that within each structural type individual schools have their own unique characters and exercise considerable autonomy. Chapter 2, "Personnel Selection," by Medard Shea, discusses the characteristics of teachers in Catholic schools and several factors affecting their employment. Chapter 3, "Just Salaries and Benefits," by John J. Augenstein and Mary O'Leary, examines employee salaries, reviewing appropriate processes for setting salaries and suitable elements to be covered in the salary and benefits package. Appendixes to chapter 3 provide sample salary indexes, materials used in merit pay plans, policy on stipends for members of religious communities, leave policies, and a questionnaire used in salary research. Chapter 4, "New Wine in New Wineskins: Challenge to Administrators," by Muriel Young, discusses employment policies covering orientation of personnel, competency standards, evaluaiton, maintenance of records, stipends for services, and transferability of experience and benefits. Chapter 5, "Justice in Teacher Termination," by Mary Ann Corr, focuses on acceptable procedures for teacher dismissal, noting the need for due process, appropriate evaluation, and consideration of tenure. Chapter 6, "In Justice, the Times Demand Development," by Robert Yeager, defines the concept of institutional development and considers the role of the development officer and the scope of the development office's responsibilities, including public relations and recruitment. Chapter 7, "Comprehensive Diocesan Personnel Policies," by Lois King Draina, concludes the book with a practical review of comprehensive personnel policies, their development, their elements, and their advantages. A checklist is provided for analyzing policies to determine whether they are suitable. (PGD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Due Process, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Institutional Advancement, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Private Education, School Personnel, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Employment, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Selection
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.