ERIC Number: ED450816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
First Biennial Report on California Community College Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tenure and Retention.
Mize, Rita M.
In response to concerns about the high turnover of California community college chief executive officers (CEOs), the California Community College Trustees' (CCCT) board of the League conducted a study to determine the extent of the turnover problem and its possible consequences. In the first phase of the project, information was gathered on chief executive officers from the founding of each college to 1984. In the second phase, a survey was sent to each CEO (including district chancellors, superintendent/presidents, and individual college campus presidents) in the state asking for updated information through 1996. The study's findings indicated that there is no real difference between the annual turnover rate of California CEOs and those in other states (13 percent versus 12 percent annually). The concerns about the high turnover rate that prompted the study may be related to the finding that 1994 and 1995 were higher than average years for turnover. However, the tenure/service length of California CEOs is: (1) lower than that of CEOs in comparable institutions nationwide (4.3 vs. 7.5 years, respectively); and (2) has been declining, indicating a need to look closely at circumstances surrounding CEO retention in California. Contains 16 references. (KS)
Descriptors: College Presidents, Community Colleges, Labor Turnover, Leadership, School Administration, State Norms, State Surveys, Tenure, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.ccleague.org/ceostudy/firstrpt.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento.