ERIC Number: ED278459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Leadership for the Development Function in the Two-Year College.
Identifying and obtaining external funding for two-year colleges require an approach which is consistent with the particular scope and mission of such institutions and which takes into consideration the priorities of funding agencies. Faced with divergent functions and financial/staffing constraints, two-year college development officers must not only serve as efficient managers, but also as effective leaders who can motivate other college personnel to support the resource development function. Resource development areas which require effective leadership include the following: (1) the provision of guidance to faculty and other staff in proposal development and other fund-raising strategies; (2) the establishment of practical goals and objectives for the resource development effort; (3) the appropriate use of consultants to save time and money, to make necessary contacts, and to lend credibility to a fund-raising effort; and (4) the development of communications processes to inform staff and faculty about grants and fund-raising projects and get them involved in proposal development and other efforts. The special constraints of fund raising at the two-year college level must be considered for effective leadership efforts to be undertaken. At the same time, it is also important to note the advantages involved, such as two-year institutions' openness to innovation and the development officer's ability to serve as a change agent within the institution. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Greenville Technical Coll., SC.