ERIC Number: ED482513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Determining Education Deans' Priorities.
Bruess, Clint E.; McLean, James E.; Sun, Feng
The academic deanship is among the least studied and most misunderstood positions in the academy. The purpose of this study was to identify the functions that experienced deans found most important. This survey of education deans used a paired-comparison method. The survey was administered to all the deans/chairs of education who were members of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE). The survey was e-mailed to 564 deans and chairs. The usable return rate was 29.0%. Deans selected the most important tasks from 20 dean tasks identified in the literature. The most important tasks were promoting quality teaching, hiring strong faculty, and developing effective partnerships with schools. The least important tasks were keeping central administration well informed, promoting staff development, and remaining current in his/her own discipline. Deans indicated it was more important to work well with their faculty than with those in central administration. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (New Orleans, LA, January 2003).