ERIC Number: ED416935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Presidents and Trustees in Partnership. ERIC Digest.
This digest discusses the relationship between community college trustees and the president, focusing on the necessity of establishing a rapport before times of crises. It is vital that the roles of both parties be clearly defined, and that each has a mutual responsibility to inform the other in an emergency. The president should embody the principles of adaptability and sound personal judgment, and act as a spokesperson directing the communication and planning processes. Since communication is essential to maintaining a relationship, measures such as presidential evaluations and process improvement teams should be employed to facilitate dialogues between the two parties and foster competent trustee leadership. If this communication is characterized by trust and openness, an effective relationship between the board and president should develop--one that withstands, and even assuages, times of crises. (YKH)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Role, Board of Education Policy, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, College Governing Councils, College Presidents, Communication Skills, Community Colleges, Crisis Intervention, Governing Boards, Organizational Communication, Partnerships in Education, Trustees, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.