ERIC Number: ED412800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Renewing the Academic Presidency: Stronger Leadership for Tougher Times. Report of the Commission on the Academic Presidency.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This report addresses the challenges posed to the college presidency in the current and near-future higher education environments, and presents its conclusions concerning the president's leadership role. Among the challenges anticipated for higher education are: diminishing resources; dwindling research funds; advancing information technology; the need to provide access and accommodate diversity; conflicting public expectations; and accelerating change. Problems posed by shared governance for the president, governing board, faculty, and state political leaders are outlined; and recommendations for rebuilding shared governance are made for each of these constituencies. These recommendations specify actions, approaches, and policies that exemplify both leadership and collaboration. Appended materials include data on the composition of single-campus and multi-campus trustee boards, notes on contractual and compensation agreements between the president and board, information on three states' approaches to reforming the trustee selection process, and a list of commission meetings in 1995 and 1996. (Contains 18 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship, College Administration, College Faculty, College Presidents, Faculty College Relationship, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Public Officials
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Made possible by a grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.