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ERIC Number: EJ1035835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Volunteered Volunteers: Role Expectations and Performance of the US University President and Chancellor's Partner
Vargas, Juanita Gamez
Higher Education Policy, v27 n3 p385-401 Sep 2014
The paper reports on a study of partners of USA university president/chancellors, a rarely researched population in scholarly literature. Interviews with 24 male and female presidential partners of state supported colleges and universities provided insight into a privileged yet perplexing position, rarely seen by the public. The study draws on the theoretical framework of social role theory and the response of presidential partners to the university's role expectations. Findings reveal often intensely demanding roles, some clear and others more ambiguous suggest that while some of the presidential partners are able to adapt to these role expectations, others find themselves in a struggle.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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