ERIC Number: ED344340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Wisconsin Administrator Selection Guide.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This selection guide is written for school board members in Wisconsin and in other states where school boards have the major responsibility for selecting their chief administrator. The superintendent selection process has recently become complicated by a perceived lack of qualified candidates and the growing use of administrator recruitment consultants. Intended for school boards conducting their own search and for those employing outside sources, this guide provides a background perspective and is designed to help boards identify and develop administrative talent within the district and maximize retention of administrators making significant contributions. Chapter 1 asserts that societal change has immediate and long-range implications for school boards and for the superintendent's selection and role. Chapter 2 argues that societal change is demanding new visionary leadership for today's schools and society. Boards can use chapter 3 to assess their organizational effectiveness and readiness to create a situation ensuring superintendent success. Chapter 4 details how to recruit and select a new superintendent, and chapter 5 explains the board's role in continuing leadership support after hiring the superintendent. The guide has appendices containing a sample position profile, position descriptions, legal issues, and sample forms helpful in expediting the recruitment process. A partially annotated bibliography provides 51 references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Management Development, Superintendents
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.