ERIC Number: ED284502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Trends in the Professorship in Educational Administration.
Daresh, John C.
Results of a study of the characteristics of professors who have recently accepted positions in university educational administration are presented. Implications for improved practice and further research are suggested concerning trends for the future for the professorship in educational administration, and in the larger field of administrative preparation. Letters of inquiry were sent to 45 universities with faculty openings in educational administration during 1983-1984; 33 universities responded. The vitae of 25 faculty members who were hired were reviewed, along with comments provided by the search committee chairpersons. Findings include: (1) the majority (20 of 25) of individuals hired were men; (2) the average age of incoming faculty was 37 years old, with a range from 27 to 59 years old; (3) only 8 of the 25 newly hired faculty members were relocating from one university to another; (4) there was a near even split between faculty with Ed.D. degrees and faculty with the Ph.D. degree; (5) no single institution was responsible for the academic training of most new professors (i.e., the professors came from a number of schools); and (6) in only two cases were faculty members hired by institutions from which they had received their doctorates. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 1985).