Managerial roles of academic executives in Bicol region, Philippines
Lily Pantino Custodio, Maria Segismundo Tugano
Considering the diverse functions being performed by academic executives, their managerial roles in state universities and colleges (SUCs) in Bicol Region, Philippines were investigated. Academic executives involved in the study included deans and program chairs of eight state universities and colleges. The descriptive method of research was used with the questionnaire as the main data-gathering instrument. The respondents were selected through convenience sampling. It was ascertained in the study that the academic executives are performing such diverse functions as disseminator, leader, liaison, disturbance handler, monitor, resource allocator, spokesperson, negotiator, figurehead, and entrepreneur. The functions which are “always performed” by these executives include disseminator, leader, liaison, and disturbance handler. Recommendations were formulated in the light of the findings and conclusions drawn from this investigation.