ERIC Number: ED350916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The College Presidency: The First Year.
Klenk, Warren W.
This literature review examines the challenges and issues likely to confront a new college president in his or her first year in the role. An introduction notes that the current literature on the first year of a college presidency is very scant and that an in-depth look which takes into consideration the president in the institutional context and culture, subterranean personnel issues, and the inherited budget--as well as expectations of boards of directors--is needed. A following section suggests that the best way for a new president to uncover the themes of a particular institution is to develop an understanding of that college's own culture. In a review of the literature that exists on the college presidency several topics are discussed. The first topic is the task of understanding the institution's culture and possible strategies for doing that. Other topics include the need to understand the institution's critical personnel issues and how to handle an inherited top management team, understanding the financial situation and structure, and the critical relationship between the board of directors and the newly hired president. Following the literature review a discussion of the literature limitations notes the great deal of work to be done. Included are 25 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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