Date of Award
College of Education and Professional Development
Type of Degree
The functions of the superintendency are crucial to the organization and administration of a public school system. Yet, despite the importance of this position, objective and systematic procedures and processes concerning the identification and evaluation of superintendents’ job functions are seldom employed. The result has been “wide-spread dissatisfaction with superintendents’ evaluation and performance appraisal programs by both superintendents and boards.” Casual, unspecified evaluations of superintendents lead to the development of misunderstandings between school boards and superintendents and interfere with “the efficient conversion of board policy into school system practice.”
The University of West Virginia College of Graduate Studies became the WV Graduate College in 1992 and was subsequently merged with Marshall University in 1997.
Harrison, Patricia Simms, "The importance and performance of superintendents' job functions as perceived by board members and superintendents" (1983). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1492.