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ERIC Number: ED468358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 22
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The Qualifications and Selection Process of Senior International Affairs Administrators.
Rainey, Janet B; Miller, Michael
Senior international affairs administrators play an important role in how a college or university blends multinational student and faculty experiences into a meaningful collegiate experience. The characteristics of these individuals, though, have not usually been examined. This study reviewed job advertisements for senior student affairs administrators as a method of profiling the type of person required and the experiences needed to hold these important positions. Data were advertisements from The Chronicle of Higher Education for 1996 through 1998. A total of 268 advertisements were identified, but only 143 were for senior-level positions. Findings show that institutions had definite expectations about who they wanted to hire, with most advertisements specifying the years of experience required. Eighty-five institutions required a masters degree, 30 preferred a doctorate, and 14 did not identify the educational attainment needed. Different technical skills were specified, and most institutions identified interpersonal skills as a requirement for the job. Some regional differences in requirements were also identified. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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