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Today’s college and university leaders face complex problems that test their political acumen as well as their judgment, intellect, empathy, and ability to plan and improvise. How do they thoughtfully and creatively rise to the challenge? In Leading Colleges and Universities, editors Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Gerald B. Kauvar, and E. Gordon Gee bring together a host of presidents and other leaders in higher education who describe how they dealt with the issues. Each contributor has been effective as a president or other significant leader in postsecondary education. In this book they share real-life examples and stories that illustrate how they have dealt with the challenges they encountered. Together they answer these and other core questions: • How do you manage college athletics, faculty, a governing board, donors, and a local community? • What do you need to know about crisis management and legal affairs? • When should you be outspoken in the media and when should you be quiet? The book does not shy away from hot contemporary issues, tackling such controversial matters as free speech, Title IX, athletics, fraternities, student and faculty diversity, and board relations. Presidents and would-be presidents—as well as boards, search committees, state boards, legislators, and others involved in higher education—will find much helpful guidance in this timely book.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Preface
  2. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, E. Gordon Gee
  3. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Part I: Getting Started
  1. 1. Becoming a President
  2. William Kirwan
  3. pp. 3-9
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  1. 2. Transition to the Position: Winning the First Quarter
  2. James P. Clements
  3. pp. 10-21
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  1. 3. Building a Leadership Team: Designing a Team for Collective Success
  2. Mildred Garcia
  3. pp. 22-38
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  1. 4 Maintaining Good Relations with the Board
  2. Lawrence S. Bacow
  3. pp. 39-46
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  1. 5. Developing Relations with Faculty and Staff : Go Far Together: Creating a Healthy, Inclusive Culture for Faculty and Staff
  2. Freeman A. Hrabowski III
  3. pp. 47-62
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  1. 6. Delegating Authority: Chancellors and the Delegation of Authority
  2. Holden Thorp
  3. pp. 63-74
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  1. Part II: Internal Challenges
  1. 7. Internationalizing the Curriculum and Student Experience: Linking Internationalization to Mission
  2. Jane McAuliffe
  3. pp. 77-93
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  1. 8. Complexity and Chicanery in Collegiate Athletics: Presidential Success and Intercollegiate Athletics
  2. Robert H. Donaldson
  3. pp. 94-106
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  1. 9. Dealing with Claims and Counterclaims of Unwanted Sexual Contact
  2. Allen L. Sessoms
  3. pp. 107-116
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  1. 10. The Complexities of Shared Government and Freedom of Speech
  2. Ben Trachtenberg
  3. pp. 117-125
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  1. 11. Managing Emergencies: ”Everyone Is a Risk Manager”: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina
  2. Scott Cowen
  3. pp. 126-144
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  1. 12. How Tenuous Is Tenure?: Faculty Tenure in the Twenty-first Century
  2. Ann Weaver Hart and Andrew R. DuMont
  3. pp. 145-166
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  1. Part III: External Challenges
  1. 13. Working with Elected and Community Officials: “All Politics Is Local”
  2. Christopher Howard
  3. pp. 169-184
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  1. 14. Exercising Institutional Autonomy
  2. William R. Harvey
  3. pp. 185-196
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  1. 15. Managing Donor Relations: Fundraising Is a Relationship, Not a Transaction
  2. S. Georgia Nugent
  3. pp. 197-211
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  1. 16. Dealing with the Changing Landscape of Accreditation
  2. Judith S. Eaton
  3. pp. 212-219
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  1. 17. Litigation or the Threat of Litigation as a Constraint
  2. John M. McCardell Jr.
  3. pp. 220-225
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  1. 18. Balancing Systemwide Needs with Institutional Autonomy: Why Public Universities Need Greater Autonomy
  2. Rebecca Blank
  3. pp. 226-252
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  1. 19. When to Take a Stand on National Policy: Perspectives from a Supreme Court Case
  2. Mary Sue Coleman
  3. pp. 253-262
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  1. Part IV: Personal Challenges
  1. 20. Presidents and General Counsels: A Unique Relationship
  2. Eduardo Padrón
  3. pp. 265-271
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  1. 21. Exiting with Grace and ahead of the Sheriff: Knowing When to Fold ’Em
  2. Richard C. Levin
  3. pp. 272-282
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  1. Concluding Thoughts
  2. Gerald B. Kauvar, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, and E. Gordon Gee
  3. pp. 283-290
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 291-302
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 303-310
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421424934
Related ISBN
9781421424927
MARC Record
OCLC
1030135036
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2018-04-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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