ERIC Number: ED471508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
The Use of Technology: Administrator Perceptions of Institutional Issues.
Amey, Marilyn J.; VanDerLinden, Kim E.; Wang, Wei-Ni
This study focused on administrator perceptions of technology issues in higher education and the effects of technology on their work. This analysis is based on a study that used an instrument developed for the study with 34 questions with open-ended response items. The survey was sent to a stratified random sample of community college administrators across 14 position codes, and 910 usable surveys were received (54% response rate). The study aimed to report trends and patterns in the data. Thus the data reported is mainly descriptive. Administrators described an increasing number of conferences, workshops, and professional development workshops on the incorporation of technology, but the most pressing issues and challenges were not always clear. What responses did make apparent is that the rapid changes as a result of technology demand more systematic approaches to faculty development, staff training, and technological compatibility and upgrades, as well as student support services. Data show many different administrative perspectives, making clear the need for additional research. (Contains 2 tables and 36 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (27th, Sacramento, CA, November 21-24, 2002).