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Five Dimensions of Quality: A Common Sense Guide to Accreditation and Accountability by Stanley O. Ikenberry, Linda Suskie

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CHAPTER 8LEADERSHIP CAPACITY AND COMMITMENT

Your college has two kinds of leadership—presidential leadership and board leadership—to further the balance of power in college governance discussed in Chapter 7.

Board responsibilities. Your board has no greater responsibility than ensuring that your college has effective leadership through its president and board members. Its other fundamental responsibility is one of oversight, especially in assuring your college’s:

  • Quality (Chapters 3 and 17)
  • Integrity (Chapter 5)
  • Stewardship (Chapter 6)
  • Focus and aspirations (Chapters 9 and 10)

Presidential responsibilities. Your president is responsible for leading the college toward its goals and the fulfillment of its purpose, with the board supporting ...

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