In this publication, Richard Morrill focuses on the president, the board, and other decision-making systems and relationships. An assessment should be an opportunity “for the board to deepen its understanding of the president and the organization,” he writes, “to connect and integrate elements of its own responsibilities, to intensify its engagement with the institution and to broaden its influence in shared leadership.”
Chapters on the board’s responsibilities in appraisal and development, annual and comprehensive assessment, procedures and protocols, and policies and materials, as well as valuable resources and sample assessment questions and forms provide a solid for institutions to begin this most important process. Drawing on his background as president emeritus of the University of Richmond, Morrill not only shares personal experiences but also situates the theory and practice of presidential evaluation in the landscape of higher education today.
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