Comparison of Middle Managers in Academic and Student Affairs Utilizing the Four-Frame Theory
The purpose of this study was to examine the leadership styles of middle managers in Academic Affairs and Student Affairs at an urban community college with the aim of increasing collaboration among their offices and, as a result, increasing college completion of students. These two departments have developed silos that have contributed to low graduation rates at community colleges. This quantitative study measured the leadership styles of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs middle managers using Bolman and Deal’s four-frame theory: structural, human resource, political, and symbolic. The researcher hypothesized that middle managers in Student Affairs would have a higher mean than middle managers in Academic Affairs on all four frames. The results of the study indicated that there was significant difference between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs middle managers on the structural and symbolic frames and no significant differences on the human resource and political frames.
Higher Education Administration|Higher education
Abramov, Aleksey, "Comparison of Middle Managers in Academic and Student Affairs Utilizing the Four-Frame Theory" (2020). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI27962545.