University Presidents as Moral Leaders / Edition 1

University Presidents as Moral Leaders / Edition 1

by David G. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275988147

ISBN-13: 9780275988142

Pub. Date: 11/30/2005

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

How university presidents lead is an extremely important topic, for both the welfare of universities and for society and for society as a whole. This book is based on papers presented at Wake Forest University, where three forums co-sponsored by the Center for Creative Leadership were held to address the questions of leadership in American universities. This book

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How university presidents lead is an extremely important topic, for both the welfare of universities and for society and for society as a whole. This book is based on papers presented at Wake Forest University, where three forums co-sponsored by the Center for Creative Leadership were held to address the questions of leadership in American universities. This book is structured around nine of the papers that were presented. Each paper was authored by a university president; each discusses a specific issue that the president faced during his or her tenure; each concludes with lessons learned. Three other presidents were asked to reflect on the essays based on their own experiences. In the fall of 2003, the Center for Creative Leadership at Wake Forest University hosted three synopsia where leaders of 36 US universities and colleges reflected and debated about their roles and responsibilities. The 29 essays, many of them responses to others, explore such issues as leadership in time of crisis, the University of Michigan's affirmative action case, promoting high achievement among minority students, leadership and teaching, and the unique character of academe. For those in positions of academic leadership, University Presidents as Moral Leaders is an engaging and thought-provoking read about the role of university presidents. Leaders facing a crisis will find the reflections of these presidents useful. The value of the book is its candid discussion of presidential leadership from a first person point of view. The outstanding contributors to this book share their experiences about the kind of leadership situations senior administrators face and the moral decisions they are called upon to make. Among them are: Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan; Molly Corbet Broad, President, University of North Carolina System; William Kirwan, Chancellor, University of Maryland System; Edward S. Malloy, President, University of Notre Dame; Steve Sample, President, University of Southern California; Graha

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275988142
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2005
Series:
ACE/Praeger Series on Higher Education
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.64(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
About the Center for Creative Leadership, Wake Forest University, and the Smith-Richardson Foundation
Ch. 1The presidential forum3
Ch. 2Carpetbaggery and conflagration : Vanderbilt University makes enemies of old friends13
Ch. 3A response to Chancellor Gee's essay : crises in waiting : a future challenge for university presidents21
Ch. 4Presidential leadership in time of crisis29
Ch. 5A response to President Dubois' essay : moral leadership55
Ch. 6A response to President Dubois' essay : the importance of values and principles59
Ch. 7A response to President Dubois' essay : Clemson and South Carolina's confederate flag controversy63
Ch. 8Inaugural transitions : the University of Michigan's affirmative action case67
Ch. 9A response to President Coleman's essay : moral leadership at DePauw81
Ch. 10A response to President Coleman's essay : the importance of ethical standards : reflections of a candidate chosen from the inside85
Ch. 11Succeeding a legend at the University of Notre Dame87
Ch. 12A response to President Malloy's essay : tell them from the beginning97
Ch. 13A response to President Malloy's essay : fitting leadership types to the task at hand99
Ch. 14A response to President Malloy's essay : leadership transitions at private liberal arts colleges103
Ch. 15Virtue and leadership : good leaders must first be good people107
Ch. 16A response to President Yates' essay : the importance of personal values125
Ch. 17A response to President Yates' essay : vision, transparency, and passion129
Ch. 18Moral leadership : promoting high achievement among minority students in science135
Ch. 19A response to President Hrabowski's essay : building trust for enduring change143
Ch. 20The morality of shared responsibility : preserving quality through program elimination147
Ch. 21Leadership and teaching in the American University159
Ch. 22A response to President Hearn's essay : models for moral leadership : from Wile E. Coyote to Homer177
Ch. 23A response to President Hearn's essay : searches and succession planning183
Ch. 24The contrarian's guide to university leadership185
Ch. 25A response to President Sample's essay : Sample's golden mean and thoughts about thought195
Ch. 26A response to President Sample's essay : innovation and focus199
Ch. 27A response to President Sample's essay : personal qualities for university leadership205
Ch. 28Leading in the unique character of academe : what it takes209
Ch. 29Lessons learned227

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