ERIC Number: ED154694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The College President: Expectations, Realities, and Myths.
Kauffman, Joseph F.; Walker, Donald E.
Two speeches are presented: Expectations and Realities for the College President, by Joseph Kauffman, and Myths of the College Presidency, by Donald E. Walker. The first discusses the discrepancies between the expectations and realities in three areas: the relationship with boards of trustees, relations with central administration in the state system, and the ambiguity of success in evaluating college presidents. The second addresses four myths: that if a president could fire ten people his problems would be solved; that one is chosen as president because he is smarter than anyone else around; that the president's survival will be related to his accomplishments; and that the university is inert and would just lie there and do nothing if the president didn't kick it. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Role, Administrators, College Administration, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Multicampus Colleges, Presidents, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Trustees, Work Environment
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Note: Papers from the 17th annual meeting of the association (December 1977)