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Institutional Administrator or Educational Leader? [microform] : The Junior College President / Arthur M. Cohen and John E. Roueche
Bib ID 5202165
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Cohen, Arthur M
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1969 
55 p. 

A review of pertinent materials showed American junior college presidents seldom assume the responsibilities of educational leaders, but rather merely function in the capacity of educational administrators. To further investigate this problem, a 10% random sample of 912 colleges listed in the 1968 "Junior College Directory" was selected; the sample was stratified by enrollment size and source of control. Documents, including statements of policy produced by boards of trustees, job descriptions of college presidents, and presidents' annual reports to boards, faculties, and/or students were examined. Findings indicated that at most junior colleges there was no formal definition of the president's responsibilities; there were no written statements of official board policies; presidents did not periodically report to trustees, faculty, or students; and, typically, presidents were not responsible for, or address themselves formally to, matters of educational leadership. Ten steps board of trustees can follow to develop their presidents into educational leaders were suggested: provide a job description for president; require him to relate all expenditures to student learning; seek out new people for president's position; rotate office holders; allow president to delegate authority for fiscal management; allow educational experimentation by president; let him take articulation initiative; let him upgrade his education; support institutional research; and ask the president pertinent questions. (MB)


Availability: American Association of Junior Colleges, 1315 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00).

Educational level discussed: Two Year Colleges.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Leadership.  |  Administrator Responsibility.  |  Administrator Role.  |  Leadership Responsibility.  |  Presidents.  |  Two Year Colleges.
Other authors/contributors Roueche, John E., author  |  American Association of Junior Colleges  |  ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges  |  Regional Educational Laboratory for the Carolinas and Virginia
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