Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Roger G. Baldwin
This dissertation analyzes the process of searching for and selecting a college or university president. Many researchers in the field of higher education have provided commentaries in the form of books and articles on the realities of search and selection procedures. as one composite voice, how do they assess the status of current hiring practices? Also, experts in presidential searches have offered their views on the subject in the form of search guides designed for boards of trustees and administrative personnel to make this activity better understood and more efficient. What the dissertation examines is whether or not these guides provide comprehensive treatment of the process of searching for and selecting a president.;In investigating these questions, the complex nature of the search and selection process is revealed. The analysis expands on what is discussed in the search guides. It focuses on what the search guides offer and what they do not. Recommendations for improving the presidential search and selection process based on this research are offered.
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Kelly, Michael Thomas, "The politics of choice: An analysis of the presidential search and selection process" (1991). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539618817.