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ERIC Number: ED238358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 94
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Presidential Search: A Guide to the Process of Selecting & Appointing College & University Presidents.
Nason, John W.; Axelrod, Nancy R.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
A practical guide to the process of selecting and appointing new college presidents is presented, based on a literature reivew, questionnaire responses, and institutional case studies. The following nine steps in the process are examined: (1) establishing the machinery of search and selection; (2) organizing the committee; (3) formulating the criteria; (4) selecting the pool of candidates; (5) screening candidates; (6) interviewing candidates; (7) selecting top candidates; (8) appointing the president; and (9) final tasks. Specific concerns include: the choice of search and selection committee members, use of professional help, public information and recordkeeping, deriving presidential criteria from an appraisal of an institution's present condition and future prospects, issues to consider for private colleges and public four- and two-year colleges, legal requirements for presidential search committees, and filing a summary report. In addition to eight checklists for each step of the selection/appointment process, supplemental materials include: a sample time table, a sample institutional profile on which a presidential search was based, a list of organizations that will provide the names of female and minority presidential candidates, interview procedures and questions, and sample letters and memoranda. (SW)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.