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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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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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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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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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Kirkland, Travis P.; Ratcliff, James L. – Community College Review, 1994
Presents four case studies of the effects of changing chief executive officers (CEOs) on community colleges' effectiveness, culture, and structure, seeking to determine whether CEO succession phenomena in other contexts might generalize to community colleges and relate to governing boards' actions in the presidential selection process. (Contains…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Case Studies, College Presidents
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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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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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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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Scott, Judith Herbert – Community College Review, 1990
Argues that department chairs should be more involved in human resources development. Redefines faculty development in terms of faculty improvement in intellectual, institutional, personal, social, and pedagogical domains. Reviews three studies of department chairs' roles and responsibilities, highlighting role orientations, faculty development…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Community Colleges, Department Heads, Faculty Development
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Roe, Mary Ann; Baker, George A. – Community College Review, 1989
Examines the roles and competencies of community college chief executive officers (CEO's). Discusses aspects of leadership and followership, and leader-follower interchange. Urges CEO's to assess themselves as leaders, identify and provide for the training of future leaders through planned mentoring and professional development. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Role, College Administration, College Presidents
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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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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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