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2009

William & Mary

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Leadership Development In Higher Education Programs, Pamela L. Eddy, Michael Rao Oct 2009

Leadership Development In Higher Education Programs, Pamela L. Eddy, Michael Rao

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A doctorate is increasingly a credential for community college leaders, yet much remains unknown about the structure of doctoral programs and links between course requirements and practitioner needs. Programs awarding an Ed.D. more often focus on skill oriented coursework, whereas Ph.D. programs have greater emphasis on research. This study creates a portrait of program structure that showcases a need to address how curriculum contributes to leadership development and the acquisition of key competencies.