ERIC Number: ED466261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
The Community College Presidency, 2001. Research Brief. Leadership Series.
Weisman, Iris M.; Vaughan, George B.
This is a report on the 2001 survey results of community college presidents, administered by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The AACC utilized the George B. Vaughan Career and Lifestyle Survey (CLS) to gather information on these community college leaders. The study surveyed 936 presidents of public American community colleges and/or chancellors of multi-college districts who were members of the AACC. The study excluded interim presidents and presidents who had served less than one year. A total of 661 (71%) presidents responded to the survey. Results showed that: (1) the percentage of female presidents increased from 11% in 1991 to 28% in 2001; (2) 50% of the presidents had mentors; (3) 86% of the presidents were white; (4) the average age for the presidents was 56 years; and (5) 88% of the presidents held a Ph.D. or Ed.D. The report also states that 60% of the presidents had over five years experience. Internal college activities like administrative tasks and meetings were reported as being the most time consuming part of presidential duties. Community service, fundraising, business/industry contacts, legislative actions, professional conferences, and teaching were other important presidential duties discussed. (MKF)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, College Faculty, College Presidents, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Governance, Professional Development, Retirement, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.