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ERIC Number: ED247879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Pages: 140
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Presidents Make a Difference: Strengthening Leadership in Colleges and Universities. A Report of the Commission on Strengthening Presidential Leadership.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Recommendations for improving leadership by college and university presidents are presented, based on the work of the Commission on Strengthening Presidential Leadership. The Commission exchanged views and conducted over 300 interviews with current and past presidents, board members, persons who had refused presidencies, executive search consultants, and others. Suggestions are offered concerning: the need to periodically review the presidency, searching for a new president, aiding entrance to the presidency, supporting the president, conducting reviews, determining the length of term and handling the president's exit, governing multicampus relationships, guiding public authority, and conducting the presidency. Specific topics include: the relationship of president to academic affairs; setting the terms for the role of the president's spouse; support for the president by the board of trustees and by faculty; drawbacks to formal and public reviews, especially those conducted under sunshine laws; and the distribution of authority for publicly controlled/independent institutions. Appended materials include information on the study and the commission members, a bibliography, and a list of persons interviewed or consulted. (SW)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Blue Ribbon Commissions; Commission on Strengthening Presidential Leader; Search Committees; Sunshine Laws
Note: For related documents, see HE 017 703-704.