Defense Date

2011

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Whitney Sherman

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine how Virginia public school superintendents spend their time. The primary goal of this study is to determine the differences in how superintendents allocate their time in regards to their involvement with specific tasks. This descriptive study is designed to determine the level of involvement of superintendents throughout the state of Virginia in the areas of fiscal management, facility management, personnel, student personnel and special services, support services, instruction and curriculum, and community relations. This study investigates how much time is spent by superintendents in specific performance areas as defined by the Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Superintendents. It also examines differences in superintendents’ time and task apportionment related to differences in superintendent experiences, as defined by gender, years in current position, size of school division, and student achievement of the school division. Furthermore, it investigates to what extent the experiences of superintendents as defined by gender, years in current position, size of school division, and student achievement of the school division explain a need for professional development in each of the criteria of the Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Superintendents?

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

May 2011

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