Myths And Realities Of Academic Administration

Hardcover | March 1, 1990

byPatricia Plante, Robert Caret

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Do new administrators really experience a honeymoon period? Is a confrontation with a hostile faculty a certainty? With an eye toward the ideal but a foot planted firmly in reality, this book views the crumbling of ten major myths about academic administration. Over 125 executives from colleges of all types and sizes were polled and responded with their experiences of today's most prevalent misconceptions. Myths explored and exploded include how administrators inherit untouchables, yearn for the classroom, equivocate, and are torn by conflicting constituencies. This volume, with its candid comments, ventures to transcend the silence surrounding the intimate concerns, pressures, ideals and realities of the chief executive position while effecting new debate and personal reflection.

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Do new administrators really experience a honeymoon period? Is a confrontation with a hostile faculty a certainty? With an eye toward the ideal but a foot planted firmly in reality, this book views the crumbling of ten major myths about academic administration. Over 125 executives from colleges of all types and sizes were polled and re...

THOMAS EHRLICH is distinguished university scholar at San Francisco State University and a senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. ROBERT L. CARET is Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Towson State University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.75 × 6.56 × 0.72 inPublished:March 1, 1990Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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The writers represent a cast of heavyweights in scholarly 'thinking' and pragmatic 'doing.' This book is timely in that government and educational institutions have become more involved in emphasizing the importance of civic involvement by students. This a readable text with much to offer any organization or idividual interested in a clearer understanding of the issues and prospects for enhancing civic responsibility by way of existing institutions-especially those of higher learning. The authors and editior deliver on the title and theme of this book. The text highly recommended for anyone interested in better understanding the philosophy and status of civic responsbility initiatives in higher education, as well as the means to further enchance that responsibility through planning, programming, and delivery. Civic Responsibility and Higher Education should be required reading. This powerful book calls for a drastic change in higher education's role in society. Recommended for general collections as well as all collections that support teacher education.