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ERIC Number: ED051787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-14
Pages: 15
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Alliance in Leadership.
Lahti, Robert E.
The high rate of turnover of college presidents, the scarcity of willing replacements and haphazard recruitment methods are symptoms of a lack of clearly defined administrative needs--one of the most serious management problems in colleges and universities. Directionless institutions in this revolutionary era are likely to surrender to factional pressures and to misplace priorities. Perhaps the position of the president should be modified since neither academic nor managerial skills are sufficient to manage the modern university. We have failed to define the role and qualifications of the board of trustees, which shares responsibility for guiding institutions. Lack of managerial abilities and a complete understanding of and dedication to institutional needs and objectives by trustees and president can leave an institution floundering and defenseless. Both trustees and presidents should be accountable for their performance. As guidelines for mutual evaluation, 22 questions are suggested for the presidential candidate to ask the board, and 28 for the board to ask the presidential candidate. (Author/JS)
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