ERIC Number: ED377758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
A University Libraries Faculty Perspective on the Role of the Department Head in Faculty Performance: A Grounded Theory Approach. Revised.
Boden, Dana W. R.
This qualitative study examined the perceptions that university library faculty members hold regarding the role of the department head in promoting faculty growth and development. Four faculty members at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were interviewed. Axial coding of the individuals' perceptions revealed six categories of perceived roles for library department heads: advocate, communicator, counselor, leader, manager, and motivator. These categories identify strategies that department heads could implement to better serve their faculty's needs. Seven appendixes provide information on methodology, data collection, and interview question format; transcriptions of two interviews; and coding charts. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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