ERIC Number: EJ586442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
A Statewide Survey of New Department Chairs: Their Experiences and Needs in Learning Their Roles.
Smith, Albert B.; Stewart, Gloria A.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n105 p29-36 Spr 1999
States that role-socialization theory is a useful framework for understanding the experiences of new department chairs and for meeting their professional-development needs. Describes the approaches used by 59 chairs in Texas to learn their new jobs, and illustrates the need for formalized chair-training programs. Contains 11 references. (VWC)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Community Colleges, Department Heads, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Training, Middle Management, Professional Development, Socialization, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Texas