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ERIC Number: ED497846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1027
360 Degrees Support for the 24/7 President
Thornburgh, John K.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Trusteeship v15 n2 p23-27 Mar-Apr 2007
Few chief executive positions rival today's academic presidency in the complexity, unpredictability, and stress-producing nature of the job. This article describes how board members can sustain the well-being of those who hold down today's demanding academic presidencies. Initiatives boards can consider include: (1) appropriate personal staff; (2) Professional development opportunities; (3) mentoring and coaching; and (4) personal perquisites. A standard component of an annual presidential review should be the board's candid discussion of the president's personal, emotional, and intellectual well-being. Thus, both the board and president should develop a specific plan that draws on the foregoing resources and initiatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.