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ERIC Number: EJ873884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Community Colleges and Presidential Contracts: A Community of Interests
Cotton, Raymond D.
Community College Journal, v74 n4 p18-21 Feb-Mar 2004
Community colleges are recognizing the importance of having a written agreement between the institution and its president. Such a document serves many purposes that benefit both the president and the institution he/she serves. While a large majority of colleges now enter into written contracts with their presidents, not all of the contracts cover all the bases that allow a good contract to adequately protect both the institution and the president it employs. There are good reasons, from all points of view, for an employment contract to serve each of the following purposes: (1) establishing the term of appointment; (2) establishing mutually agreed upon procedures for termination; (3) establishing regular evaluation procedures; (4) establishing academic standing; (5) establishing compensation; and (6) establishing benefits and other terms of employment. A well-understood, well-drafted contract between the community college president and the college can be the foundation of a solid and productive relationship that will benefit the students, faculty, and community the college serves. Far from being a necessary evil, the presidential contract is a necessary good for both the president and the college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California