ERIC Number: ED304081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Changing Role of the Presidency: Civility, Cooperation, and Caring. 1988 President-to-Presidents Lecture.
Siegel, Betty L.
This lecture discusses the changing role of the presidency. It looks at how college presidents came to know for the first time themselves as presidents, the academy, and the purpose of education. The importance of recapturing the spirit that originally brought them into the profession is stressed. Presidents are encouraged to continue to set the standard for leadership in higher education, sharing their vision with the campus and the larger community. In order to win public support and campus approval, today's president must carefully evaluate his or her role as a spokesperson for higher education and as an educator. Presidents should set the tone for their colleges. It is important to create an administrative team that includes the faculty. College presidents must restore the centrality of teaching on all campuses, and combine competence with commitment. The challenge to all college presidents is how to ask the right questions to get at what is the heart and the essence of the academy. (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Behavior Standards, College Presidents, Competence, Higher Education, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 (free).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (28th, Baltimore, MD, November 1988).