ERIC Number: ED108538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-13
Reference Count: 0
Trustees and the Evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer.
MacVittie, Robert W.
Selection of the chief administrative officer for a college or university ranks extremely high among important decisions required by the membership on the board. In discussing the role of the trustees in the evaluation of college and university leadership, the following suggestions are made: (1) Clearly indicate the expectations of leadership and the conditions of appointment. (2) Explain whether and how presidential leadership will be undertaken. (3) Discuss the expectations of leadership, including relations with the board, as well as problems unique to the mission of the institution and its location. (4) Are there means for the in-service education of leadership renewal possible through leaves, grants, or other considerations? Are there ways by which a "successful" or"unsuccessful" president may exit with dignity? In the establishment of a formal evaluation program, the following are suggested as the minimal requirements: (1) a basic statement of the expectations of residential leadership; (2) a provision for a written self-evaluation of leadership strengths and weaknesses; (3) a clearly defined statement of evaluation procedures; (4) a meeting between the resident and the governing board (or its representative) to discuss the evaluation while in progress. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Note: Paper presented at The Regents Annual Tustees Conference (11th, New York, Hilton Hotel, March 13, 1975)