ERIC Number: ED192702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Defining Leadership. AAUSCU Studies-1980-No. 3.
Moore, Hollis; And Others
Four essays address the issue of leadership in higher education institutions. "Leadership: The Presidential Imperative," by Hollis Moore, discusses the need and the ability of college presidents to exercise the considerable influence they possess. It is noted that perhaps the greatest danger today is that administrators feel so buffeted by various demands and events that they may fail to use that influence, and may react more than act. In "General Educational Reform," by Peter Diamandoupolis, the issue addressed is: what philosophy of general education and concept of liberal arts and sciences best suits the efforts of college presidents in accepting leadership responsibility. Discussed are areas in which to seek advice and enlightenment, and problems that show the utility and value of general education. The focus of "The Condition of Advancement in State Colleges and Universities," by James L. Fisher, is institutions learning how to "shrink creatively" in the near future; that is, using a combination of sound academic programs and presidential awareness and sophistication in institutional advancement activities in order to succeed. The final essay, "A Systematic Approach to Self/Unit/Organization Time Management," by Lee H. Smith, is a condensation of a two-session seminar. In it individuals are encouraged to develop a time management philosophy in real settings. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Administration, College Presidents, Educational Benefits, Educational Philosophy, General Education, Higher Education, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Liberal Arts, Retrenchment, State Colleges, State Universities
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.