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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.
About the Author: 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780028973357
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Publisher Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Height: 241 mm
  • No of Pages: 160
  • Series Title: American Council on Education Oryx Press Series on Higher Ed
  • Weight: 498 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0028973356
  • Publisher Date: 01 Mar 1990
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 18 mm
  • Width: 157 mm


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