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ERIC Number: ED308898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Pages: 159
Abstractor: N/A
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The Role and Function of the Departmental Chairperson at Delaware Technical and Community College.
Winner, Cornelia N.
These three position papers were prepared as part of a project to develop a job description for departmental chairpersons at Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC). The first paper, "A Profile of the Role and Function of the Departmental Chairperson," contains a brief description of DTCC and an overview of the evolution of the position of departmental chairperson. Drawing from a review of the literature and documentation from selected community colleges, this paper includes a profile of seven different roles and 48 functions comprising the work of community college department chairs. The second paper, "Perceptions of Faculty, Departmental Chairpersons, and Their Supervisors," contains the results of a study of the perceptions of the roles and functions of a departmental chairperson held by current department chairs, their supervisors, and the faculty at DTCC. The study report compares the perceptions of these three groups, identifies areas of agreement and conflict, and concludes that over 90% of the respondents agreed that 28 of the 48 functions should be part of the departmental chairpersons' responsibilities. In the third paper, "Recommendations and Leadership Implications," a plan to develop and implement a job description for DTCC's departmental chairpersons is presented. The plan involves the use of a nominal group process to involve deans and departmental chairpersons in the expansion and refinement of the list of roles and functions to create a job description appropriate to DTCC. The survey instruments are appended. (JMC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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