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ERIC Number: EJ1123166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-5300
"The Plate That Runneth Over": An Inquiry into Department Head Fundraising Role
Morse, Andrew
Research in the Schools, v20 n1 p15-22 Spr 2013
The purpose of this ethnographic case study was to explore the fundraising roles of 3 tenured academic department heads within a College of Education at a large, public, research-focused, doctoral-granting university. The following research questions were used to conduct the study: (a) What roles, if any, do academic department heads presently have within fundraising efforts? and (b) What opportunities and/or resistances, if any, do academic department heads report about fundraising responsibilities? Through site observations, in-depth interviews, and site document collection, the researcher gathered information about the roles and experiences of academic department heads with regard to fundraising activities. Participants engaged in fundraising by acting as facilitators, working behind the scenes to connect donors to faculty research. However, the department heads believed that they lacked important skills to be effective and did not have the time to commit to development activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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