Branch Campus Leadership: like Running a Three-Ring Circus?

  • joyce gillie gossom University of West Florida
Keywords: Higher Education, Branch Campuses, Leadership


Members of National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA) have spent three years crafting a survey instrument for assessing the leadership abilities and skills of branch administrators. In pursuit of the goal to investigate four leadership dimensions: diagnosing, implementing, visioning, and entrepreneurial, a pilot survey was distributed at the 2010 NABCA conference in the official packets for attendees. Results show predictive relationships between many activities and tasks, paving the way for fature analysis and refinement of the assessment instrument.