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ERIC Number: ED502257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Leadership Role of the Department Chair in Private Colleges
Morris, Adam; Miller, Michael
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The academic leader is among the most misunderstood management positions in the modern world. Little empirical research has been conducted on the academic leader, especially department chairpersons. With many decisions being made at the department level, many researchers reiterate the importance of department chairs in institutions of higher education. Also, within the academic department the chair has the most influence over faculty and academic support staff members; however, many institutions fail to recognize the importance of this unique and challenging position. With the majority of important decisions being made at the department level there is considerable pressure and stress on the department chair. This study examined private college academic department chairs and their roles and responsibilities. The purpose for conducting this study was to understand the unique role and dimensions of the department chair in the private college setting. Specifically, the study will analyze characteristics, roles, and responsibilities of four year private college department chairs. This was completed by exploring the research related to department chairs, and completion of a survey adapted from the Study of Higher Education and Post Secondary Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Maricopa Community College National Community College Chair Academy.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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