The perceived role of academic deans in private universities in Lebanon. (c2010)

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dc.contributor.author Tillawi, Asma Suleiman
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-28T13:09:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-28T13:09:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010-09-28
dc.date.submitted 6/11/2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/122
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 147-154). en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explored the perceived role of academic deans in three private universities in Lebanon. The inquiry, based on four research questions, focused on the academic deans, department chairpersons, and faculty members’ perceptions of the dean’s management leadership role. Leadership differences by gender were also emphasized. The methodology of data collection included: A review of documents, semi-structured interviews with seven academic deans, a questionnaire answered by a sample of 80 faculty members and 20 chairpersons, and a review of anecdotal accounts written by the chairs and faculty members. The researcher reviewed and analyzed the results by synthesizing and comparing the themes and responses of the three categories of participants to emphasize congruency or discrepancy of perceptions. Analysis of the findings showed that participants’ perceptions moderately agreed on their academic dean’s management leadership role. The deans’ perceptions of deanship reflected their performance of role flavored with the ideal of academic leaders expectations. The slight incongruence of perceptions did exist to a certain extent because department chairs are in a position that is closer to academic deans than faculty members and thus have more critical perceptions of the dean’s role than faculty members. Female deans were perceived more positively than male deans on faculty and program development, fiscal management, and conflict management. Male deans were perceived more positively than female deans on vision and goals, communication, and management variables. Male leadership is viewed as more directive and autocratic and female leadership as more participatory and democratic. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Deans (Education) -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Universities and colleges -- Lebanon -- Administration en_US
dc.title The perceived role of academic deans in private universities in Lebanon. (c2010) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198806360 en_US
dc.author.commembers Leila Harmoush
dc.author.commembers Ketty Sarouphim
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1bound copy: 158 leaves; col. ill.; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Mona Nabhani
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2010.5 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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