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From Community College Faculty To Dean: Using Schlossberg’S Transition Theory To Understand The Transition Experience., Derrick D. Lindstrom May 2019

From Community College Faculty To Dean: Using Schlossberg’S Transition Theory To Understand The Transition Experience., Derrick D. Lindstrom

Culminating Projects in Higher Education Administration

Succession planning and the pending vacancies in leadership are both important topics in higher education in general and community colleges specifically. Faculty have historically played an important role in filling the leadership pipeline in community colleges, with the first step in this transition being from faculty to academic deans. However, there is little research focused on the role of the academic dean, let alone that transition from faculty to administration, in the community college setting. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the perceptions of faculty who have transitioned into academic dean roles on two-year college campuses. Through …