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Mentoring the first-year superintendent in Texas public schools.

Description: This study determined what mentoring experiences first-year superintendents have had and what they need from a mentoring relationship. Structured interviews and field notes were used in this qualitative study focused on Texas first-year superintendents' perceived needs from mentors. Three patterns of mentoring relationships were found: 1) no mentor in the first year, 2) mentor-protégé relationship - those who developed mentoring relationships early in a career with a more senior person in the same school system, and 3) mentoring relationships of convenience - young relationships which developed outside the same system. Skills and knowledge areas novice superintendents identified as critical for mentor assistance were school finance, development of effective relationships with groups that have expectations of the superintendent while also improving student achievement, and working within the politics of the position. Mentor characteristics novice superintendents considered necessary for a positive effect on job success include: trustworthiness, confidentiality, empathy, encouraging, active listening, and integrity. An attitude in which the mentor problem solved with the protégé, and did not give an immediate solution was displayed. Mentors actively and frequently initiated contact. Ideas were freely exchanged, giving the protégé undivided attention while not making the protégé feel inferior. The effects that previous mentoring experiences had on novice superintendents influenced whether they chose to mentor another person. Most reported seeking or engaged in a new mentoring relationship. Differences in areas where help was needed among first-year superintendents associated with district size were reported. Assistance in finance was needed regardless of district size, gender, or ethnicity. Superintendents in small districts reported needing assistance in specific skill and knowledge areas. Those in larger districts reported mentor assistance in problem-solving processes to accomplish a task. Differences in needs of first-year superintendents based on gender or ethnicity were identified but generalizations could not be made due to small numbers. ...
Date: May 2002
Creator: McNulty, Rock Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

University of North Texas

Description: This is the official website for the University of North Texas. It includes all sites within the UNT domain and information about university admissions, financial aid, departments, research, athletics, libraries, administration, and student, faculty, and alumni resources.
Access: This item is restricted to UNT Community Members. Login required if off-campus.
Date: 2009
Creator: University of North Texas
Item Type: Website
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

Developmental Recommendations for a Selected Texas Black College

Description: The problem of this study is the design of a comprehensive developmental profile for a Texas black college, based upon qualitative academic and nonacademic differences evident through comparison with a predominantly white institution of similar size and purpose. The purposes of the study are first, to identify features which differ between the selected black institution and the more highly rated white college. Second, to analyze differences discovered, and recommend a comprehensive program for upgrading the excellence level of the substandard institution.
Date: August 1972
Creator: MacKenna, David Warren, 1938-
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Male and female administrative staff in office at North Texas State Teachers College]

Description: Photograph of a group of male and female administrative staff members in an office at North Texas State Teachers College. The three men in the photograph are wearing suits and ties; the three women are wearing dresses. The staff members are seated and standing behind a desk with a telephone on it. A window with closed blinds and curtains is visible in the background; part of a framed painting can be seen hanging on the wall in the right background.
Date: 194u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[College administrative staff in office at North Texas State Teachers College]

Description: Photograph of a group of male administrative staff members in an office at North Texas State Teachers College. The eight men in the photograph are wearing suits and ties, and are seated and standing behind a desk with books on it. In the left and right background behind the men, there are closed windows which appear to contain stained glass. In the center background, on the wall behind the men, there are more books on a shelf as well as framed prints of a capitol building, Robert E. Lee, and two other historical figures.
Date: 194u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Trends in Public School Supervision

Description: This thesis presents a broad historical and modern overview of teacher supervision by school administration. Areas of needed improvement and suggested solutions for them are indicated.
Date: August 1940
Creator: Davidson, Elvira
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of the Hebron School, Hebron, Texas

Description: This thesis presents the results of an examination of the Hebron, Texas public schools. Specific criteria, such as home life and socioeconomic background, were used to consider the abilities and needs of students. The resulting information made it possible to determine the ability of schools to impact the lives of students.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Masters, Walter F.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Rating Scale for the Measurement of Teacher Readiness for the Role of Administrative Leadership

Description: This study has a twofold purpose. The first is to demonstrate the use of the Forced-Choice Technique in developing a rating scale for the selection of teachers adjudged to be ready to assume responsibility of an administrative nature and a role of leadership. The second is to develop a tentative rating scale for this purpose in the Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas,
Date: August 1953
Creator: Hitt, Harold H.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State University, 1962

Description: Yearbook for North Texas State University in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Indexes start on page 478.
Date: 1962
Creator: North Texas State University
Item Type: Yearbook
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Aerie, Yearbook of the University of North Texas, 1992

Description: Yearbook for University of North Texas in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Index starts on page 244.
Date: 1992
Creator: University of North Texas
Item Type: Yearbook
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State University, 1963

Description: Yearbook for North Texas State University in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Index starts on page 500.
Date: 1963
Creator: North Texas State University
Item Type: Yearbook
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State College, 1954

Description: Yearbook for North Texas State College in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Indexes start on page 481.
Date: 1954
Creator: North Texas State College
Item Type: Yearbook
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State College, 1953

Description: Yearbook for North Texas State College in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Indexes start on page 481.
Date: 1953
Creator: North Texas State College
Item Type: Yearbook
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State University, 1967

Description: Yearbook for North Texas State University in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Index starts on page 482.
Date: 1967
Creator: North Texas State University
Item Type: Yearbook
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State University, 1968

Description: Yearbook for North Texas State University in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Indexes start on page 479.
Date: 1968
Creator: North Texas State University
Item Type: Yearbook
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State University, 1969

Description: Yearbook for North Texas State University in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Index starts on page 482.
Date: 1969
Creator: North Texas State University
Item Type: Yearbook
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Aerie, Yearbook of North Texas State University, 1988

Description: Yearbook for North Texas State University in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Index starts on page 312.
Date: 1988
Creator: North Texas State University
Item Type: Yearbook
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections