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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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Webb, Robert D.; Jackson, Richard J. – Community College Review, 1978
Describes Illinois Lake Land College's administrative team approach to public service grantsmanship, whereby administrators share the responsibilities for the following roles in the resource development effort: lobbyist, conceptualist, writer, budget analyst, and negotiator. (MB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Fund Raising
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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