ERIC Number: ED456699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Faculty Senate Presidential Skills: Identifying Needs for Training and Professional Development.
Miller, Michael T.; Pope, Myron L.
Colleges and universities rely on faculty senates and similar governing units to build consensus and solve problems on campus creatively. As institutions rely on these governing bodies, the bodies themselves rely on presidents, chairs, and other faculty-developed leadership positions. This national study of faculty senate presidents was designed to identify key skills required for service as a faculty leader. Usable responses were received from 181 faculty senate presidents. The highest mean rating was given to oral communication skills, followed by leadership skills, organizational ability, and stress tolerance. By identifying the top skills required for leadership, institutions can better design professional development opportunities for faculty members, enabling senates and the institution to perform better. Findings do indicate that faculty senate presidents have some agreement on the types of skills necessary to do their jobs. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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