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ERIC Number: EJ1158524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
What It Takes to Be a Superior College President
Friedman, Hershey Harry; Kass-Shraibman, Frimette
Learning Organization, v24 n5 p286-297 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine established leadership paradigms in the context of institutions of higher education. The old ways of running a college, which might have worked several decades ago, no longer work in the age of flux characterized by super-fast breakthroughs due to technology and the internet. Organizational change is especially difficult in academe where many faculty are tenured and satisfied with the status quo. Design/methodology/approach: This paper examines and synthesizes the relevant literature in leadership and higher education administration, focusing on critical issues and recommendations to ensure the long-term viability and relevance of colleges and universities. It also describes meaningful metrics that should be monitored by university leaders to strengthen their institutions. Findings: Some of the findings are as follows: the old ways of running an institution of higher learning need to be overhauled; colleges and universities need leaders who can transform their institutions into learning organizations where knowledge is shared; and leaders must have the ability to tap into their organization's intellectual capital and creativity. In addition, several new metrics are needed for evaluating the leadership of a college of university, including vision, employee engagement, student satisfaction and image/reputation. Originality/value: This study provides an original approach to reform colleges and universities and enable them to thrive in the age of chaos and disruption.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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