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EVALUATING INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE: CREATIG NEW PATHS FOR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Dr. Cathy Kaufman.


Like most organizations, schools are experiencing major transformations in the way they have traditionally conducted business. Although the role of the school administrator is cited as central to such changes, this role itself is in the midst of transition, a transition requiring universities to rethinkcourse design and program structure in leadership preparation. This work presents a performance evaluation of one such program. The work is grounded in the belief that evaluation of program performance depends upon presenting a holistic configuration of data, making meaning from the information gathered, accurately gaging performance against expectations, and using findings for program improvement. Combined case study techniques of interviewing, observation, and document analysis are used to examine one program's new design in terms of its guiding principles. structural features and sustaining elements. Five particular features cited by candidates as the determining features attracting them to this particular leadership program are evaluated relative to student satisfaction, motivation for professional growth, and sustained enrollments.

Presenters

Dr. Cathy Kaufman  (United States)
Professor
Educational Administration
Indiana University of PA

Dr. Cathy Kaufman directs the Principal Certification Program at Indiana University of PA and serves as a professor in the College of Education and Educational Technology

Keywords
  • leadership
  • collaboration
  • evaluation



(Virtual Presentation, English)