Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies
This study explores the relationship between faculty utilization of instructional technology and the leadership style of mathematics and English academic department chairpersons in associate degree-granting community colleges in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The degree to which instructional technology was utilized in teaching courses was determined through self reporting surveys answered via mail by the selected faculty and chairs in the study. The academic department chairpersons in mathematics and English departments at the selected community colleges were rated by their faculty to determine their leadership style, using the Bolman and Deal Leadership Orientations survey. The leadership styles consisted of no-, single-, paired-, and multi-frame styles and were determined based on the number of frames (structural, human resource, political, symbolic) each chair was perceived by their faculty to use. Patterns of instructional technology utilization of faculty were analyzed by leadership style of their department chair in association with the variables of academic discipline, gender, size of academic department, and length of time as department chair.
Boggs, Anastasia (Stacey) L., "Community College Department Chairs' Leadership Styles and Faculty Utilization of Instructional Technology" (2010). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2989.