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On Being Presidential A Guide for College and University Leaders

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ISBN-10: 1118027760

ISBN-13: 9781118027769

Edition: 2012

Authors: Susan R. Pierce, Judith Block McLaughlin

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Although academic leadership has always been demanding, in recent decades it has become more so. As the cost of higher education escalates, so does the demand from parents and students for amenities and services. The economic downturn has required that presidents, vice presidents, and deans not only understand the academic enterprise but that they can lead successful strategic planning processes. These senior administrators are also expected to allocate and reallocate resources in a fiscally responsible way, sometimes laying off faculty and staff, eliminating programs and cutting departmental budgets, salaries, and benefits. Presidents are further expected to position the institution more…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/16/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.10" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the author
Being an Effective President
Some Cautionary Tales
The President and the Board
The President and the Campus
Nothing Happens Until Money Happens
Crafting a Private Life in a Public Context
Letting Go and Leaving Gracefully
The Pleasures of the Presidency
Becoming an Effective President
The Future of the College Presidency
Back to the Beginning: The Search Process
References
Resources
Index