ERIC Number: ED229067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
In Search of a Community College President.
Libby, Patricia A.
Designed for governing boards, search committee members, and aspiring community college presidents, this booklet examines different institutional procedures involved in the search for and selection of a community college president, and outlines relevant problems and issues that should be considered at various phases of the process. After introductory material highlights the time and money involved in the search process, two models for the in-house presidential search are reviewed. Based upon these models, a basic framework for presidential searches is presented consisting of the pre-planning phase; the appointment of an acting or interim president; the creation of a presidential search committee; board review and update of institutional objectives; determination of the president's role, job description, and qualifications; solicitation of nominations and applications; screening, assessing, and narrowing the pool of applicants; selection of a new president; and making the offer and conducting negotiations. Next, the advantages and disadvantages of using outside consultants are presented, and advice is offered on the type and number of consultants and their level of involvement. Specific problems or issues related to multi-campus districts, affirmative action, and fiscal constraints are then considered. After a discussion of the procedures to be used in the case of unanticipated resignations, conclusions are presented on optimum search and selection methods. (HB)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Board Administrator Relationship, College Planning, College Presidents, Community Colleges, Consultants, Faculty Recruitment, Governing Boards, Two Year Colleges
Association of Community College Trustees, 6928 Little River Turnpike, Suite A, Annandale, VA 22003 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.