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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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Bazik, Martha S. – Community College Review, 1986
Describes a process whereby a community college continuing education division can be effectively promoted within the college. Considers the following elements of program advocacy: goal setting; evaluation of the continuing education division and its internal and external environments; and devising, implementing, and evaluating advocacy strategies.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Advocacy, College Environment
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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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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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Pietack, Raymond A.; Fenwick, Douglas – Community College Review, 1985
Discusses ways program administrators can do a better job of justifying their curricula in light of high costs and limited enrollments. Describes procedures used at Community College of Philadelphia for assessing new programs (the comprehensive feasibility study) and determining the success of existing programs (the academic audit). (DMM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, Department Heads, Evaluation Methods
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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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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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Dever, John T. – Community College Review, 1997
Describes Peter Senge's learning organization model for creating effective organizational structures and its applicability to leadership in higher education institutions. By examining Senge's views on the ideal leader, the author concludes that the model disregards two important aspects of educational leadership: political adeptness and a strong…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, College Administration
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Wharton, Lawrence E. – Community College Review, 1997
Describes leader behaviors that create a constrained and negative institutional climate, illustrating those behaviors with detailed scenarios. Urges leaders to maintain formal and informal communication channels to monitor how their behavior is perceived, and to use this information to develop positive leadership behaviors that can change…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Change Strategies
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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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Charles, Searle F.; Hale, Earl – Community College Review, 1994
Discusses the responsibilities of those who lead state-level community college governing boards. Discusses the importance of leadership skills, coordination of agencies, communication within the college system, confronting political agendas, and interacting with legislators. Indicates that good state directors are educators who know the value of…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, College Administration
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