Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Carol F. Sheffer

Second Advisor

Dr. James Davenport

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This major internship for the Specialist Project was served in Glen Oaks Community College, Centreville, Michigan. This 2-year college institution was established in June of 1965 and during the internship had a student enrollment of over 1,200 full-time equated (FTE) students. There were four main divisions through which programs were offered to students. They were: (a) Liberal Arts, (b) Vocational/Technical, (c) Nursing, and (d) Community Service. The supervisor of the internship was Mr. Rodger J. Eckhardt, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Many aspects of community college administration were experienced during the internship. For example, a major portion of the experience was spent assisting the Vice President for Academic Affairs in areas of his responsibility. In addition, the intern had the opportunity to observe other administrative procedures at the college level through informal discussions with first and second line administrative personnel.