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ERIC Number: EJ1143434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Preparing and Finding Leaders for Colleges and Universities: An Updated View from Search Firms
McDade, Sharon A.; Dowdall, Jean A.; Polonio, Narcisa A.; Hamos, Andrea Warren
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v49 n2 p50-60 2017
As the higher education leadership landscape has become more complicated, particularly through retirements, there is greater difficulty in finding the best candidates for non-presidential positions, which has resulted in more facilitated searches. Candidate recruitment is the most visible work, but equally important is managing, enhancing, and bringing expertise and experience to the search process. Search consultants do extensive background work so that the search committee can do what only it can do: evaluate candidates and make decisions. The art of identifying and persuading the right candidate to consider the position, which is what search firms excel at, adds great value to the search process. Bringing all the constituency groups together helps set the stage for successful transition to new leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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