Author(s): Jose Z. Tria
This study employed qualitative research, which comprised semi-structured interviews with the academic leaders of Catanduanes State University to determine the leadership frame of the institution. Using content analysis to code the leadership frame guided by the four leadership frames of Bolman and Deal and narratives on the seven factors of academic leadership model of Ramsden, it revealed that the institution exhibited effective leadership on the following characteristics namely: leadership in teaching and research, strategic vision and networking, collaborative and motivational leadership, fair and efficient management, development and recognition of performance and interpersonal skills. Also, the leadership frame in the institution is mainly governed by human resource and structural frame. Further work is recommended to utilize two theories in this study in identifying and comparing leadership frames in private and public universities in the Bicol Region. Given this importance, the findings of this study would be able to provide a broader landscape in terms of leadership in the academe.