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Gibson, John R.; Murray, John P. – Community College Review, 2009
This study examined how Texas community college artist-educators balance artistic productivity with their teaching responsibilities. The 98 survey respondents represented 76.6% of a stratified random sample of the full-time instructors in visual arts departments within the 50 Texas public community college districts. Access to studio space and…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Community Colleges, Artists, College Faculty
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Keim, Marybelle C.; Murray, John P. – Community College Review, 2008
The impending retirements of many community college leaders creates a need to better understand who the chief academic officers (CAOs) are and the paths they followed to become CAOs. Nonetheless, researchers have paid relatively little attention to this important leadership position. To address this gap in the literature, the authors undertook a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Deans, Educational Background, Trend Analysis
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Anderson, Philip; Murray, John P.; Olivarez, Arturo, Jr. – Community College Review, 2002
This study examined the managerial roles of the community college Chief Academic Officer (CAO). Findings indicated that (1) CAOs placed the most importance on the roles of leader, liaison, and disseminator; (2) managers with more years of experience tended to emphasize the liaison role most; and (3) CAOs over 40 placed the most importance on…
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Community Colleges
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Murray, John P. – Community College Review, 2002
Presents the results of a study of community college faculty development activities. Reports that the colleges examined relied on traditional approaches to faculty development and made minimal efforts at evaluation. Urges colleges to develop more focused faculty development programs that are proven to improve learning and teaching. (Contains 35…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development