Searching for Higher Education Leadership: Advice for Candidates and Search Committees

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Nov 16, 2009 - Education - 216 pages
Dowdall's book offers sample documents for candidates as well as for the search committees, and includes a substantive bibliography. From her vantage point outside the institution, Dowdall is able to provide a unique point of view and insightful comments on the complex and often daunting process of the academic executive search. Key selling points include: The eagerness for career advice that exists, both from candidates (Part I of the book) and search committees (Part II of the book); a visible author, who writes a monthly column in the Chronicle of Higher Education and lectures often at leadership seminars; and information on this subject which covers all institutional types, including liberal arts colleges, comprehensive institutions, research universities, and community colleges.

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Jean A. Dowdall, vice president at Witt/Kieffer, Oak Brook, IL, is a consultant to colleges and universities in their searches for presidents and other senior officers. She has written numerous columns for the Chronicle of Higher Education, offering search advice for candidates and search committees.

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