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Career Paths of Academic Deans [microform] / Mimi Wolverton and Mary Jo Gonzales
Bib ID 5670879
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Wolverton, Mimi
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000 
31 p. 

This paper examines various career paths leading to deanship and considers the implications of the findings for women and minorities who aspire to this position. The paper is part of a larger study of academic deanship conducted by the Center for Academic Leadership at Washington State University between October 1996 and January 1997. Data for the study were gathered by a questionnaire sent to 1,370 deans (response rate 60 percent) at 360 public and private institutions; 41 percent of the respondents were women. Sections of this report examine the general profile of female, male, and minority-status deans; of deans by institution type and by discipline; and significant differences between male and female deans, between minority and non-minority deans, and of deans by institution type and discipline. Findings indicate that women and minorities remain underrepresented in deanships; noting that female representation in this study is skewed because half of the respondents were deans of nursing colleges. It was also found that deans do not follow a set career trajectory, and that most groups of deans did not see their position as a natural stepping stone to the provost position (more than 25 percent planned to return to faculty positions). Eight data tables are appended. (Contains 24 references.) (CH)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Deans.  |  Administrator Effectiveness.  |  Administrator Qualifications.  |  Administrator Role.  |  College Administration.  |  Deans.  |  Higher Education.  |  Leadership Qualities.  |  Nurses.  |  Nursing Education.  |  Private Colleges.  |  School Administration.  |  State Universities.  |  Surveys.  |  Washington State University
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Gonzales, Mary Jo, author
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