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Governance Reconsidered - Susan Resneck Pierce

Governance Reconsidered: How Boards, Presidents, Administrators, and Faculty Can Help Their Colleges Thrive

By Susan Resneck Pierce, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, May 2014. ISBN: 978-1-118-73849-8 As pressures mount in the academic world, more ...
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On Being President by Susan Resneck Pierce

On Being Presidential: A Guide for College and University Leaders

By Susan Resneck Pierce, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, November 2011. ISBN 978-1-118-02776-9 Adequate training is hard to come by and ...
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Invisible Man - Susan Resneck Pierce (Parr)

Ellison’s Invisible Man (Approaches to Teaching World Literature)

By Susan Resneck Pierce (Parr), Modern Language Association of America; 1 edition (January 1, 1989). ISBN: 978-0873525060 ...
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Moral of the Story - Susan Resneck Parr

The Moral of the Story: Literature, Values and American Education

By Susan Resneck Parr, Teachers College Pr (September 1982). ISBN: 978-0807727164 ...
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Published Essays

Inside Higher Ed - Shared Governance in Crisis

Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence

Originally published: "Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence," Inside Higher Ed, February 28, 2017 U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s assertion that ...
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Inside Higher Ed - Shared Governance in Crisis

Hope and Denial are Not Strategies

Originally published: "Hope and Denial are Not Strategies," Inside Higher Ed, January 31, 2017 Today a great many American colleges ...
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Inside Higher Ed - Shared Governance in Crisis

Shared Governance in Crisis

Originally published: "Shared Governance in Crisis," Inside Higher Ed, February 16, 2016 The events in recent weeks at Mount St ...
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Inside Higher Ed - Shared Governance in Crisis

How Did You Get Stuck Being a College President?

Originally published: "How Did You Get Stuck Being a College President?," Inside Higher Ed, September 21, 2015 In June, I ...
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Inside Higher Ed - Shared Governance in Crisis

Merger Causes and Consequences

Originally published: "Merger Causes and Consequences," Inside Higher Ed, September 18, 2014 In unprecedented ways, those in higher education leadership ...
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Inside Higher Ed - Shared Governance in Crisis

A New Partnership

Originally published: "A New Partnership," Inside Higher Ed, May 5, 2014 Although to my knowledge no one has tracked in a given ...
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Lessons from Virginia

Originally published: "Lessons from Virginia" Inside Higher Ed, June 18, 2012 Only University of Virginia Rector (a.k.a. board chair) Helen ...
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Inside Higher Ed - Shared Governance in Crisis

Setting an Agenda: How Presidents Succeed or Fail in Promoting Change

Originally published: "Setting an Agenda: How Presidents Succeed or Fail in Promoting Change," Inside Higher Ed, May 2, 2012 Most ...
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Presidents and Mission

Originally published: "Presidents and Mission," Inside Higher Ed , September 21, 2011 Several years ago, as I began the process of learning ...
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Producing Academic Leaders

Originally published:  "Producing Academic Leaders," Inside Higher Ed, January 26, 2011 There has recently been increasing attention in higher education circles ...
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Advice for the New Administrator

Originally published: "Advice for the New Administrator," Inside Higher Ed, November 4, 2009 When I became an academic vice president and ...
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What Search Consultants Do

Originally published: "What Search Consultants Do," Inside Higher Ed, August 5, 2009 Curious, a commenter on my IHE piece, “How ...
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Inside Higher Ed - Shared Governance in Crisis

How Candidates Can Stand Out (in a Good Way)

Originally published: "How Candidates Can Stand Out (in a Good Way)," Inside Higher Ed, May 13, 2009 Candidates in all searches, ...
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Inside Higher Ed - Shared Governance in Crisis

On Being Presidential

Originally published: "On Being Presidential," Inside Higher Ed, March 23, 2009 In several years as a search consultant, I have been ...
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Inside Higher Ed - Shared Governance in Crisis

Boards and Presidents — After the Hire

Originally published: "Boards and Presidents -- After the Hire," Inside Higher Ed, March 6, 2009 The world of higher education is ...
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Assoc of Governing Boards - Trusteeship Magazine

Toward a Smooth Presidential Transition

Originally published: "Toward a Smooth Presidential Transition," Trusteeship (AGB), September-October 2003 Trusteeship, v11 n5 p13-17 Sep-Oct 2003 Discusses the role of ...
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Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly

Mission Possible: Mission-based Decisions Can Offer Immediate and Dramatic Benefits

Originally published: Mission Possible: Mission-based Decisions Can Offer Immediate and Dramatic Benefits, Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, March 2001 Many ...
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AACU

Change & Its Consequences

Originally published: Change and Its Consequences, published in Liberal Education, Fall 2000 Most college administrators are being bombarded with reports ...
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Assoc of Governing Boards - Trusteeship Magazine

Alcohol Policies Your Campus Can Live With

Originally published: Alcohol Policies Your Campus Can Live With, published in Trusteeship, March/April 2000 At a recent government-sponsored meeting on college ...
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The Seattle Times

College Drinking: The Elephant on Campus

Originally published: College drinking: the elephant on campus, op-ed piece in The Seattle Times (January 31, 2000) Shortly after returning home ...
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University of Puget Sound

Charting the Future: Puget Sound’s Next Decade

Originally published: Charting the Future: Puget Sound’s Next Decade, February 1999 The Board of Trustees has asked me to define my ...
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The Key Reporter

The Importance of Mission

Originally published: The Importance of Mission, The Key Reporter (Phi Beta Kappa), Spring 1996 In the fall of 1993 the University ...
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