ERIC Number: ED207472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Administrative Leadership. Effective and Responsive Decision Making in Higher Education.
Dressel, Paul L.
Administrative leadership is examined with focus on the processes and problems of campus decision-making. Chapters include: the need for administrators; morals, ethics, and values in higher education; improving administrative communication; conceptions of decision-making; focusing administration interest; understanding external influences, mandates, administrative responsibilities; facing up to crucial problems and issues; and evaluating administrative performance. It is suggested that "crisis management" of such problems as enrollment decreases and financial pressures can impede accomplishment of more basic tasks such as establishing institutional goals and increasing productivity, and on-going evaluation of various aspects of administrative performance can eliminate the need for crisis management. Integrity and candor are identified as the basis for all deliberations in colleges and universities, and they require constant reinterpretation in adapting to changing societal demands. Resources offered include an administrator's bookshelf and glossary. A bibliography and an index are also provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrators, College Administration, Decision Making, Higher Education, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Organizational Communication, Organizational Objectives, Problem Solving
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 433 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A