ERIC Number: ED480123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
The Influence of Presidential Cognition and Power on Framing Change at Community Colleges.
Eddy, Pamela L.
This study detailed how two community college presidents framed issues and events of change on their campuses based on their thinking, and it outlined the sources of power they used during the application of their plans for change. Both presidents were relatively new at their jobs; both had come from out of state to assume their new roles. A total of 28 interviews were conducted with the presidents and other administrators. One president used visionary framing to portray the college as a premier college of technology and everyday campus life. The other president used an operational framing in which challenges were presented as a series of problems to solve, with a focus on short-term change and attention to the moment. In both cases, leader cognition played a critical role in the presentation of change to campus members. Findings show how what the president thought about change influenced the way change occurred. (Contains 29 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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