A Quantitative Study of the Presidential Search Process and Position Longevity in Community Colleges Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title A Quantitative Study of the Presidential Search Process and Position Longevity in Community Colleges

Creator

  • Author: Howells, Constance L.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Whitson, Kathleen K.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Newsom, Ronald
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Anthony, John H.
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: www.unt.edu

Date

  • Creation: 2011-12

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: A great deal of time, money, and effort can be expended on hiring community college presidents without any assurance that they will remain in their new positions a substantial amount of time. Building on decades of literature reporting the continuing decrease of presidential longevity, this study examined the methods most successful in selecting presidents with relatively greater longevity and what relationship exists between the type of presidential search used and the length of tenure. An original 18-question survey was e-mailed to 904 community college and two-year institution presidents to capture information about both current and previous presidencies. Participants returned 224 valid responses for a response rate of 24.8%. Results of a generalized linear model (GLM) yielded a statistically significant result showing a positive relationship between the variable Q7STDT1(type of presidential searches in current position) and length of tenure of selected candidates (F = 3.41, p = .006).No significant relationship was found between the selection process used in the immediately previous presidential positions and selected candidates’ longevity in those positions. Information from this study can be used to decide what types of selection process should be used and to indicate further topics of inquiry in this area.

Subject

  • Keyword: Presidential
  • Keyword: search
  • Keyword: longevity
  • Keyword: community colleges
  • Keyword: tenure

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Howells, Constance L.
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights Reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc103329

Degree

  • Academic Department: Department of Counseling and Higher Education
  • Degree Discipline: Higher Education
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Degree Publication Type: disse
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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