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CHAPTER 1 - CHAPTER 1 Is your college instructor a manager...

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CHAPTER 1 Is your college instructor a manager? Discuss in terms of Fayol’s management functions, Mintzberg’s managerial roles, Katz’s skills, the systems perspective, and the contingency perspective A college instructor would generally not fall within the definition of a manager when utilizing Fayol’s managerial functions. This is because the relationship between instructors and students. Students are not employees but, more appropriately, clients. In fact, in some cases, an instructor may have little say about the course content or how it is to be taught. In these instances, the instructor clearly makes few decisions. Regardless, college instructors, in their position as teacher (in contrast to a position such as department head) are not managers. In terms of Mintzberg’s managerial roles, college instructors are perhaps involved in some ways in the interpersonal, informational, and decisional roles. For example, a college instructor could be seen as a liaison (interpersonal role), a monitor and
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