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ERIC Number: ED463705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 121
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57356-556-3
A Game of Uncommon Skill: Leading the Modern College and University. American Council on Education/Oryx Press Series on Higher Education.
Budig, Gene A.
A former college president, chancellor, and baseball executive shares insights on the role of the university leader. This book outlines the skills a university administrator needs to survive and prosper. The chapters are: (1) "U.S. Colleges and Universities Today: Simply the Best"; (2) "Students Not Fooled"; (3) "The Faculty Remains"; (4) "Trustees Are Human Too"; (5) "Courting the 'Older Students'--The Alumni"; (6) "Some CEOs Fear the Media"; (7) "Need for Public Relations"; (8) "Judged by Their Appointees"; (9) "The Provost, First among Equals"; (10) "Counselor Turned Bureaucrat"; (11) "Importance of the Numbers Person"; (12) "The Aide, No Ego Required"; (13) "Speak Less, Offer More"; (14) "Role of the Support Staff"; (15) "Knowing the Locals"; (16) "The Presidential Search, Then and Now"; (17) "What Leaders Can Do"; (18) "One Step at a Time"; (19) "Institutional Governance"; (20) "President as Teacher"; (21) "President as Fund Raiser"; (22) "Political Realities"; (23) "Working with Governors, Legislators"; (24) "The Spouse and Children"; (25) "An Agent for Social Change"; (26) "The Lost Weekend"; (27) "Learning Connection"; (28) "A Powerful Force, the Private Foundation"; (29) "Major League Baseball and Higher Education"; and (30) "Parting Thoughts." An afterword is titled "An Unanticipated Challenge." (Contains 22 references.) (SLD)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.; College Board, New York, NY.
Note: Foreword by Stanley O. Ikenberry.