ERIC Number: EJ871280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
The University President: Balancing Competing Demands
Simon, Lou Anna K.
Presidency, v12 n1 suppl p1-4 Win 2009
The role of the university president is continuously evolving as the challenges facing America's institutions and the world at large become more complex and farther reaching. With increased globalization, decreased public financial support, and more external interventions, higher education leaders must balance often competing demands representing multiple constituencies both inside and outside the institution. College and university presidents are no strangers to challenge, yet the author declares that 21st century leaders are feeling more pressure than ever to balance multiple demands. Jerry Sue Thornton and Hamid Shirvani provide additional insight and observation of emerging hurdles.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Financial Support, College Presidents, College Administration, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility, Intervention, Leadership Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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