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Author Turner, Eric Akin
Title Factors of administrative effectiveness: A comparative case study among selected church-related colleges and universities
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Descript 115 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 68-04, Section: A, page: 1364
Adviser: Michael K. McLendon
Thesis (Ed.D.)--Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University, 2007
The purpose of this dissertation was to understand how presidents of small church-related colleges influence institutional changes. The researcher wanted to know how presidents use of informal and formal communication, symbols, routines, and perceptions influence change on campus, and the role the presidents' respective campus communities play in responding to presidential leadership
Using the comparative case-study method, three church-related institutions were purposefully selected based on the criteria of enrollment (<1000 full time equivalent undergraduates), budget growth/decline, growth/decline in graduation rates, and movement in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. Interviews were conducted on-site with each institution's president, administrative vice presidents and dean, members of the board of trust, alumni, and students. Implementing thematic analysis, convergent and divergent themes were coded, explored, and researched
The findings of the study suggest college presidents must communicative and transparent leaders, understanding, appreciating, and being sensitive to the mission and culture of the institutions they lead
School code: 0074
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 68-04A
Subject Education, Administration
Education, Higher
Alt Author Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University
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