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ERIC Number: ED247877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Pages: 129
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Presidential Search: A Guide to the Process of Selecting & Appointing College & University Presidents. [Revised edition].
Nason, John W.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Guidelines for locating and selecting a college president are presented. The complexities of the job are reviewed, including the changing presidential role, shared governance, and equal opportunity requirements. The first step is to establish a framework for search and selection that covers the nature of the search and selection committee (e.g., whether the structure will be one or two committees), the size of the committee, and methods for appointing committee members. After forming the committee and stating its mandate, organizational procedures need to be developed. Attention is directed to the role of the committee chairperson, staffing and office needs, the timetable, use of consultants, the cost of a search, paperwork and recordkeeping, and protecting candidates' confidentiality. Formulating the criteria by which the new president will be chosen is the next step. Areas and issues common to public and private, four-year and five-year institutions are identified, along with differences that must be considered. Additional topics are: developing a pool of candidates, screening and interviewing candidates, selecting top candidates, and appointing the president. Eight checklists are included. (SW)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.