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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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Calver, Richard A.; Vogler, Daniel E. – Community College Review, 1985
Reports on a survey of 177 chief business officers of public community colleges regarding their responsibilities and the importance they assigned to various role functions. Highlights findings concerning the perceived importance of fiscal/financial duties; endowments as a job function; role in shared planning; and personal attention given to…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Community Colleges
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Fain, Adeline E. – Community College Review, 1987
State directors of two-year college education were asked to rate the importance and time spent on 67 specific managerial activities and to identify the activities to which they should and would like to allocate more time. Long-range planning and staff development were of greatest interest to respondents, whereas negotiation was of least interest.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Administrators, College Administration
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Hammons, Jim; Ivery, Curtis – Community College Review, 1988
Describes a study of community college presidents' roles and responsibilities, using structured observations of five presidents at work, a method utilized by Mintzberg (1968) to study chief executive officers (CEOs) of various organizations. Reports findings in terms of Mintzberg's taxonomy of roles and tasks. Contrasts presidents with Mintzberg's…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, College Presidents, Community Colleges
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Davis, Frances A. – Community College Review, 1995
Describes a study conducted to determine role expectations for directors of learning resources programs held by presidents, academic deans, faculty, and the program directors themselves. Indicates that administrators-directors and faculty differed significantly in the role expectations they held, especially with respect to instructional roles and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis
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Beehler, Michael C. – Community College Review, 1993
Describes a survey of Washington community college presidents, deans of instruction, faculty, and governing board chairs regarding influences on and changes in the role of community college presidents. Considers conflicts in role expectations of various constituencies and the impact of longevity, gender, and previous college experience. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, College Administration
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Piland, William E.; Butte, Halimah – Community College Review, 1991
Presents results of a survey of 100 randomly selected community college trustees, focusing on respondents' characteristics and views on funding, governance, and educational issues. Reports strong agreement that states should provide most community college funding and strong disagreement that boards should be involved in college administration and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, College Administration, Community Colleges
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Selman, James W.; Wilmoth, James N. – Community College Review, 1993
Describes a study of 2-year college presidents' perceptions of 21 related administrative activities to identify activity clusters of perceived importance and differences of opinion among presidents of public community and technical colleges and private technical colleges in the southern states. Discusses differences in the agendas community and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, College Administration, College Presidents
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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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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