Determining Professional Development Needs of Aspiring and Current Division Chairs/deans in Selected Southern California Community College Systems

Determining Professional Development Needs of Aspiring and Current Division Chairs/deans in Selected Southern California Community College Systems

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source



In the past two decades research on division chairs/deans in community colleges has been limited while simultaneously, we have witnessed an escalation in our recognition of the importance of this role to the institution. The responsibilities of division chairs/deans have been substantially documented in research conducted at four-year colleges. A major theme of this study is the positive value and need for development respondents placed on activities commonly related to department leadership at the two year community college. This study was conducted across three southern California community college systems and was further distinguished from prevalent research in that it was not focused on the professional development of new division chairs/deans. Instead, this research was based upon a hands-on bearing toward realizing professional development needs of aspiring division chairs/deans and in shaping the continuing education needs for current division chairs/deans. With the recognition of pending massive retirements, low retention, and high burnout of current division chairs/deans, the research literature has described the ascendance of leadership from the ranks of faculty as essential to the success of the community college system. Not surprisingly, mentoring has been discussed as a likewise essential ingredient to the institutions success. Quantitative analysis was conducted through a survey distributed to current division chair/dean participants of three southern California systems. Division chairs/deans were asked to determine the importance of activities associated with the role, to assess their need for development in the activities, and to gauge both the importance and development needs of mentoring others. Through this participatory approach, division chairs/deans were empowered to design professional development/mentoring programs. Application of research results from this report should prove beneficial in creating a productive continuous learning culture for those division chairs/deans currently in the positions, and should inform their efforts to mentor those aspiring upward. Findings of the study are displayed through the use of descriptive narratives and tables to indicate frequencies, percentages, and rankings.... Review, 28 (2), 1-25. Lewin, C. (Editor). Research Methods in the Social Sciences. London, GBR: Sage, 2004. Lincoln, Y. S. ... Transforming Training: A Guide to Creating a Flexible Learning Environment: the Rise of the Learning Architects .London, GBR: Kogan Page, Limited. Mark, M. M. aamp; Shotland, L. S. ( 1985). ... The Language of Learning: A Guide to Education Terms. ... McGregor, L. S. (2005).


Title:Determining Professional Development Needs of Aspiring and Current Division Chairs/deans in Selected Southern California Community College Systems
Author: Gregory T. Jones
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
ISBN-13:

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.


Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA