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ERIC Number: EJ954905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Development of Leadership Skills in Community College Department Chairs
Sirkis, Jocelyn Eager
Community College Enterprise, v17 n2 p46-61 Fall 2011
The role of a community college department chairperson is not well defined and the job is often perceived as more of a burden than an honor. Faculty come to the position frequently by "default" and without a ready set of management and leadership skills. The matter is of concern since chairs influence academic department strategy, culture, and quality in addition to performing an abundance of managerial tasks. As first-line leaders they are the go-to people for issue resolution involving faculty and/or students. This paper discusses the development of department chairs and proposes a specific curriculum of leadership skills. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Schoolcraft College. Community College Enterprise, 19600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152. Fax: 734-462-4679; e-mail: cce@schoolcraft.edu; Web site: http://www.schoolcraft.edu/ccE
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A