ERIC Number: ED306868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-15
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Leadership Kennesaw. Kennesaw State College's Program of Faculty Leadership Development.
Forrester, Donald W.
Leadership Kennesaw, a 1-year program designed to cultivate an institutional perspective and the leadership potential of a select cross section of the faculty at Kennesaw State College, is described in this report. The leadership model used in developing this project was a successful concept long used by chambers of commerce to promote knowledgeable community leadership (Leadership Georgia, administered by the Business Council of Georgia). Monthly programs in Leadership Kennesaw focus on the nature of leadership, the challenges in higher education, the economic and political environment and institutional strategy. The results have been overwhelmingly positive in promoting increased understanding of the workings of the college, institutional change, and collegial perspectives. Participants provide regular evaluation of the program. Important values of such a faculty leadership development program include the following: tired faculty are revitalized; young or new faculty are quickly brought into campus activity; a sense of partnership with the administration and community is developed; and a valuable network of colleagues is developed. To be successful, such a program must be flexible, current, relevant to faculty needs, and faculty-guided. Its primary thrust must be professional, with human relations aspects included. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Kennesaw Coll. Marietta, GA.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.