ERIC Number: ED401637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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"Retrofitting" the Preparation of School Leaders: The Impact of Legislative Mandates--An Update.
Wilson, Harold E.; Jenkins, Kenneth D.
The North Carolina 1994 legislative plan to reform the preparation of school administrators involved an application process through which seven universities would be selected to offer the restructured Master of School Administration degree. The continuation of state programs in school administration was dependent on being able to offer the masters' degree. The North Carolina University System General Administration did not approve the application made by the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University (ASU). This paper describes how staff and administrators at Appalachian State University (ASA) formulated a strategy to convince the General Assembly that an eighth MSA program was needed and that it should be located at ASU. The actions resulted in 1995 state legislation that allocated an eighth Master of School Administration program at the university. The ASU faculty decided not to challenge the selection process or appeal to the University of North Carolina System General Administration; rather, they asked the state legislation to approve an eighth program at ASU. They stressed the "no-additional-cost" aspect of the program addition and involved a diverse coalition of people most impacted by the decision. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina