ERIC Number: ED040681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Discussion Memorandum Concerning the Choice of a New President. [Memorandum of the University Committee on Governance.]
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
This memorandum on the presidency of Harvard University poses some basic questions and makes some tentative suggestions. It deals with three basic issues: (1) the functions and structure of the office of the president; (2) qualifications of the new president; and (3) the procedures for selecting a president. Concerning the first issue questions are raised about the obligations of the new president, delegation of responsibility, the desirability of a limited term of office, and of periodic performance reviews. Questions on the qualifications pertain to ways they can be most effectively defined, and the relative desirability of intellectual attainment, human qualities and administrative ability and experience. Primary concern regarding the issue of election procedures is for the consultation process. Suggestions are actively solicited. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Harvard University MA