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ERIC Number: EJ851551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1232
Sociologist as Dean and Dean as Sociologist
Kiger, Gary
American Sociologist, v39 n2-3 p110-113 Sep 2008
This article highlights contrasts between the identity and values of sociology faculty members versus the identity and values of college administrators. Some of these contrasts include: questioning authority and speaking truth to power versus being in a position of authority and engaging in political compromise; taking a critical, reflective, and independent stance as a scholar versus a dean taking a stance of positive attitude and setting direction in the organization; and acting in an egalitarian and democratic fashion versus acting in a discriminating manner and making executive decisions. This article also explores the ways in which being a sociologist can inform a dean's understanding of the structure and organizational life of the college and the group dynamics among faculty, students, administrators, and other constituents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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