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ERIC Number: EJ1139333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
Interim Administrators in Higher Education: A National Study
Huff, Marie Thielke; Neubrander, Judy
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v11 n1 p9-15 Spr 2015
The focus of this paper is on the roles and experiences of interim administrators in higher education. A survey was given to current and recent interim administrators in four-year public universities and colleges across the United States. The goals were to identify the advantages and disadvantages of using and serving as interims, and to solicit advice for institutions and individuals who are considering the interim role. Results of the study indicate that participants believe there are clear advantages to serving as an interim, such as gaining new skills and a broader perspective of the academic community, but there are also disadvantages, such as a loss of scholarship time and loss of colleague relationships. This paper offers guidance for potential interims and for the institutions where they are employed, as well as recommendations for future research.
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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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