ERIC Number: ED317098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
On Assuming a College or University Presidency: Lessons & Advice from the Field. Essays and a Resource Guide.
Bensimon, Estela M.; And Others
Three essays and a resource guide are offered to assist new college and university presidents in contemplating their tasks, both the "big picture" and "daily detail." Estala Mara Bensimon's essay, titled "Five Approaches to Think About: Lessons Learned from Experienced Presidents," presents five recommendations, including making campus visits before assuming office, getting to know key players, reading university procedures, not looking for problems to solve, and getting involved in the budgetary process. "The President-Trustee Relationship, or What Every New President Should Know about the Board," by Marian Gade, focuses on the relationship between the Board of Trustees and the president during search and selection, what a president ought to be able to expect from the board, and what the president owes the board. "Strategies for an Effective Presidency," by Joseph Kauffman, outlines factors contributing to the success of college presidents, such as leadership, vision, stewardship, budget priorities, living on campus, working effectively with an inherited staff, and understanding the position's political aspects. The pamphlet concludes with a resource guide compiled by Sharon McDade, listing introductory programs for new presidents sponsored by higher education associations, leadership development programs, and over 100 publications. (JDD)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, College Administration, College Presidents, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Leadership
American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, New York, NY. College Retirement Equities Fund.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A