ERIC Number: ED062964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
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A Guideline of Procedures for Selecting a Community College President. Final Report.
Smith, Edward P.; Crawford, William H.
The dual purpose of this study was to identify president selection methods of 20 community colleges in six Western States, and to develop a "Guideline of Procedures for Hiring a Community College President." Personal interviews with trustees, faculty members, administrators, and in some cases, employees and students revealed marked diversity both within and between states regarding method and procedure of selection. The guideline discusses screening committee duties, action by the board of trustees, candidate visits to campus, and general principles to be observed. Some of the major conclusions regarding the selection of the community college president are: (1) the hiring of a college president is the most important job that a board of trustees will undertake; (2) the board of trustees of the college is legally responsible for the selection; (3) the total college community should be involved in developing a written policy of procedures; and (4) screening and rescreening of candidates is the most important technique. (RN)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
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