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ERIC Number: ED026070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Pages: 26
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"Like It Is": Report of a Workshop for New Junior College Presidents and Their Wives (Los Angeles, July 14-20, 1968).
Harper, William A.
At this workshop, opinions were expressed on the value of certain attributes of a president, such as: his personal qualities of self-esteem, intelligence, patience, and idealism; his role as an example to school and community; his integrity and human warmth; his interest in young people; an ability to work hard under pressure without loss of identity; intellectual leadership, both on and off campus; managerial leadership to encourage, inspire, and direct others; ability to delegate authority; willingness to make decisions; agreement with his school's philosophy and practices; and a professional alertness to trends and innovations. There were also different ideas on the role of the president's wife: she should be much in the background, but accept responsibility when appropriate; serve as a leader of other women when necessary; understand education in general; see that her husband's home life provides respite from his pressures and problems; calmly accept public scrutiny and even criticism; refrain from speaking out on college operations; take part in faculty wives' activities; attend to any social obligations that create or contribute to good college and community relations; be concerned with her public appearance, attitude, and conduct; involve herself discreetly in cultural and civic affairs; be socially aware and flexible; retain her individuality. The president as perceived by other groups, current problems of junior colleges in general, and president/faculty relationships were also discussed. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Junior Coll. Leadership Program.