Leadership in Higher Education: The College Presidency

EDU 7269 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Focuses on the special characteristics of the presidency in four-year colleges and universities. Structured around the three basic roles of the president—leader, manager, policy maker—using case studies to illustrate the challenges of each. Also considers views of the presidency by scholars and practitioner-observers and includes consideration of the experience of the presidency as described in the memoirs of former presidents. The premise of the course is that the presidency is a uniquely complex position, indispensable to the effective functioning of colleges and universities and subject to many different approaches depending on institutional needs and individual characteristics. Stresses the idea of the scholar-practitioner as a central element of effectiveness in each of the three critical roles.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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