Assessing and Developing College and University Presidents
An Enterprise Leadership Approach
By Terrence MacTaggart
In an era during which being a campus or system leader has become more challenging, the environment more complex, the expectations greater, and the average tenure in office shorter, Terry MacTaggart offers a new practical guide to board assessment of presidents that takes these factors into account while emphasizing the importance of developing the talent and skills of the incumbent. The relationship between board chairs, board members, and presidents is a leadership compact. Boards must engage presidents in designing these assessments and their leadership development programs to get the kind of feedback that improves that relationship and lifts the performance of senior leaders and their teams.
Assessing and Developing College and University Presidents updates recommended practices for continuous and annual assessments, comprehensive 360 assessments, and focused assessments, and shows how to integrate leadership development into each model. MacTaggart’s extensive experience as a consultant informs the major theme that contemporary presidents are running an academic enterprise, and therefore assessments in all forms must be tailored to the skills and behaviors needed to a successful enterprise leader.
- Introduction: Strengthening Presidential Leadership in an Era of Disruption
- Assessing Presidents for Enterprise Leadership
- Continuous and Annual Assessment
- Comprehensive 360 Assessment
- Focused Assessments
- Developing Enterprise Leaders
- A bulk discount is available for orders of 10 or more copies.
- Publication Year: 2020
- ISBN: 978-0-926508-97-2
- 88 pages
About the Author:
Terrence MacTaggart, Ph.D. is an experienced leader and scholar in higher education. His research and consulting work focus on higher education leadership and policy, strategic planning, board development, issues of shared governance, and leadership evaluation. He has held the chancellor’s position at the Minnesota State University System and on two occasions at the University of Maine System. His previous books with AGB are Crisis Leadership for Boards and Presidents: Anticipating, Managing, and Leading Beyond Pandemics, Disruptions, and Ethical Failures and Leading Change: How Boards and Presidents Build Exceptional Academic Institutions.