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ERIC Number: ED467386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov-17
Pages: 150
Abstractor: N/A
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The Movement of Full-Time Faculty into Full-Time Administrative Positions in the Wisconsin Technical College System.
Senn, Joan H.
This report provides insight into the administrative succession concerns of two-year colleges through the exploration of the factors that motivated full-time faculty members to move into administrative positions in the Wisconsin Technical College System. Participants shared information about their career paths leading to administrative positions; imparted support, guidance, and encouragement they experienced; and identified perceived barriers to the movement of faculty into administrative positions. An interview guide approach was used to gather information and insights from 11 individuals who had moved from full-time teaching positions to full-time administrative positions. Findings indicated that the move into administration was not part of a formal career plan for participants. Participants were motivated mainly by intrinsic needs, including the need for new challenges, the desire to have greater impact on learning, and the wish for self-actualization. Support from peers, supervisors, and/or family was essential. Recommendations for administrators include the formation and publication of policies on internal promotion, and the identification of faculty members who are potential administrative leaders. Recommendations for aspiring administrators include seeking mentors, development opportunities, and assignments that include administrative functions. Appended are the interview guide, interview question matrix, consent form, sample correspondence, and case study vignettes. (Contains 41 references.) (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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