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McNair, Delores E. – Community College Review, 2015
Anticipated retirements and relatively short tenure in office create a shortage of community college presidents in the United States. To fill the unprecedented number of vacancies requires a cadre of candidates well prepared for the demands of the position. Using Satir's change model as a theoretical framework, this year-long reflective study…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Change Strategies, Models
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McNair, Delores E.; Duree, Christopher A.; Ebbers, Larry – Community College Review, 2011
Although much has been written about preparing community college leaders, little is known about how presidents believe they might have better prepared for the role. Using presidential narratives from a national study, this article describes how presidents perceive gaps in prior preparation and offers recommendations to support the professional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Garza Mitchell, Regina L. – Community College Review, 2009
An in-depth case study examined faculty and administrator perceptions of how online education affected the organizational culture of a large, suburban community college. Findings suggest that in addition to structural and procedural changes, online education had an impact on faculty and administrator roles, teaching and learning (in both online…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Online Courses, Organizational Change, Community Colleges
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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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Ayers, David – Community College Review, 2002
Contends that executive-level administrators must provide strategic leadership of the institutional mission if their community colleges are to adapt and respond to learner needs. Reports that content analyses of mission statements from 102 colleges revealed seven salient themes: access, workforce and economic development, comprehensive…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, College Presidents, College Role
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Martorana, S. V. – Community College Review, 1983
Considers the strengths and weaknesses of community college liaison with state governments; evidence of positivism and threats toward community colleges in state legislation; and the implications of legislators' perceptions for community college leadership. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Community Colleges, Government School Relationship, State Legislation
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Roueche, John E. – Community College Review, 1983
Examines evidence of the loss of quality in community college instruction over the last two decades. Argues that administrative leadership is needed to reaffirm the community college's commitment to excellence in teaching. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Quality
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Simpson, William M. – Community College Review, 1984
Reports on a study of the extent to which ambiguous and conflicting circumstances contribute to role strain perceptions among community college division heads. Clarifies how working conditions and personal attributes affect job expectations. Finds experience, age, outlook, and job satisfaction to be strong influential factors. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Community Colleges, Department Heads, Role Perception
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1978
Outlines the roles of the Board of Trustees, representing community needs, and the community college president, selected for his leadership abilities in employing human and financial resources. Concludes that their interaction depends largely on characteristics of the president, including the ability to foresee consequences of an action; and to…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Role, Community Colleges
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Polk, Charles H. – Community College Review, 1978
Discusses what faces the new community college president, what will be expected of him by the board of trustees, the faculty and the community, and the personal traits he needs to establish understanding and rapport with these groups. (AYC)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship, Community Colleges, Leadership Styles
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Walker, Paul D. – Community College Review, 1981
Finds three areas of faculty/administrator interaction to have the greatest influence on organizational climate: goal setting and internal governance, application of resources, and organizational and personal development. Suggests strategies under each area for promoting a positive climate. Reports briefly on a panel's assessment of the analysis…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, Community Colleges, Faculty Development
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Vaughan, George B. – Community College Review, 1981
Offers suggestions to help community college administrators mesh the administration with other segments of the college. Underscores the importance of a clear written philosophy of administration; administrators' leadership role; faculty organizations that are not controlled by the administration or union; planning; resisting encroaching forces;…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Role, College Administration, Community Colleges
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Richardson, R. C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1980
Discusses the following factors influencing the role of community college institutional researchers: the current emphasis on proposal writing and grant management, fiscal constraints, mission expansion, marketing, program evaluations, faculty/administrator relations, institutional credibility and change, college planning, and issues of the 1980s.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, College Planning, Community Colleges
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Hellweg, Susan A. – Community College Review, 1980
Focuses on the functions of the campus grants office, which include developing an information system, building a campus fundability profile, maintaining a close interests, serving as liaison with community and granting agencies, and establishing a campus proposal review process. (AYC)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Community Colleges, Fund Raising, Grants
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Lopez, Alberta Faith; Schultz, Raymond E. – Community College Review, 1980
Examines a study to determine: (1) how the Chicano community college administrator perceives his/her role; (2) if the Chicano administrator perceives role conflict between his/her role perceptions and expectations of the college, students, and community; and (3) what specific experiences and attitudes affect the role of the Chicano administrator.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Administrators, Community Colleges
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