ERIC Number: ED454383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Management Competencies and Sample Indicators for the Improvement of Adult Education Programs.
Sherman, Renee; Tibbetts, John; Dobbins, Dionne; Weidler, Danielle
This publication is designed to help adult education administrators think reflectively about their programs, identify areas of strengths and areas of improvement for themselves and for their programs, and plan and implement strategies that enhance the overall quality of their programs. The guide identifies a set of 17 recognized skills and knowledge areas (competencies) possessed by effective program administrators. The competencies reflect these five broad themes associated with effective program management: (1) communicating and collaborating with instructors, learners, and other stakeholders on an ongoing basis; (2) managing resources in a limited environment; (3) recognizing the significance of technology within the adult education environment; (4) respecting diversity; and (5) evaluating the overall program for continuous improvement and accountability. The competencies are divided into these seven general categories: leadership skills, instructional leadership, resource management and allocation, staff supervision, program monitoring and reporting, professional development practices, and community collaborations. The guide provides a brief overview of the management competencies, including an explanation of how they were developed, the overall organization of the competencies, and suggested uses. It also includes a chart listing the competencies and sample indicators. Appendixes provide samples of a self-assessment instrument to assist administrators in using the competencies and a professional development action plan. (KC)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Role, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Competence, Competency Based Education, Continuing Education, Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Student), Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Leadership Training, Management Development, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Community Relationship, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Supervisor Qualifications, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.pro-net2000.org/CM/content_files/63.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Research Inst., Washington, DC.