ERIC Number: EJ813010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
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Oh to Be Rid of Administrative Wimps!
Academic Questions, v20 n2 p146-149 Jun 2007
Contemporary university administrators are usually wimps, and timidity in facing easily enraged campus radicals only invites outrageous demands which, in turn, subvert intellectual life. This must be changed. For much of human history leaders had to display physical valor and this trait should be restored to the college administrator job description. Future presidents and deans can be recruited from fields like the military where this is mandatory or tests can be devised to screen out cowards. Recruiting those unafraid to confront physical threats will restore intellectual life and help reassure anxious alumni that the university will, indeed, defend western civilization from today's Barbarian attacks.
Descriptors: College Administration, Activism, Civil Disobedience, Dissent, Conflict, Administrator Behavior, Personality Traits, Campuses, Political Attitudes, Physical Fitness, Student College Relationship, Student Subcultures, Leadership Qualities, Social Problems, Conflict Resolution, Leadership Styles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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