Evaluating the Performance of College Presidents in the Age of Disruption and Corruption
37 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2016 Last revised: 10 Jan 2017
Date Written: November 24, 2016
This paper discusses a paradigm for rating college presidents that stresses factors that provide long-term value such as vision, faculty engagement, building a learning organization, providing ethical leadership, increasing student satisfaction, and enhancing the reputation of the organization. We are in a knowledge economy where creativity, skills, adaptability, and character are what matter; the old ways of running a college, that might have worked half a century ago, simply do not work today. What can really destroy a college is making changes for the purpose of padding the CVs of administrators rather than improving educational quality.
Keywords: College presidents, leadership, vision, faculty engagement, silo busting, student satisfaction, college reputation, waste and inefficiency, college rankings, AACSB accreditation
JEL Classification: C00, C10, C40, I20, L15, L21, L82, L86, M31, M37, O3
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