Post‐secondary department heads: expectations for academic leadership and authority

Post‐secondary department heads: expectations for academic leadership and authority Describes a study which examined expectations for academic leadership of, and sharing of authority by, departmental heads in a community college, a technical institute, and a university in Alberta, Canada. Information was obtained from questionnaires completed by 20 deans, 123 incumbent department heads, and 17 faculty association executive members; and also from interviews with 17 department heads and three senior administrators. Several substantial differences were noted in the information provided by respondents classified by position and type of institution. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Educational Management Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0951-354X
DOI
10.1108/09513549610115064
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Abstract

Describes a study which examined expectations for academic leadership of, and sharing of authority by, departmental heads in a community college, a technical institute, and a university in Alberta, Canada. Information was obtained from questionnaires completed by 20 deans, 123 incumbent department heads, and 17 faculty association executive members; and also from interviews with 17 department heads and three senior administrators. Several substantial differences were noted in the information provided by respondents classified by position and type of institution.

Journal

International Journal of Educational ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1996

Keywords: Academic staff; Authority; Colleges; Leadership; Tertiary education; Universities

References

  • Management training for the university head of department
    Eley, A.
  • Role theory
    Sarbin, T.R.; Allen, A.V.

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