Talking With, Not Talking Past: Working with the aspirations, needs, and personalities of institutional presidents. Tom Meredith Steve Reno. Agenda. 8:30-8:35 Welcome & Seminar Overview – Tom 8:35-8:40 “What’s The Answer To This Question?”- Steve
8:30-8:35 Welcome & Seminar Overview – Tom
8:35-8:40 “What’s The Answer To This Question?”- Steve
8:40-8:56 “Flash Points in System Dynamics” – Two Examples
# 1- Fundamentals - Tom
#2- Negotiating the “Triangle” (Board, Campus Heads, and System Head) - Steve
8:56-9:10 Examples of Guiding Principles
9:10-9:30 “What Would You Do?”
-Case Studies and answers to concerns from 835am.
We commit to abide by the Golden Rule.
We commit to seek and accept constructive comments from others to maximize our effectiveness as a colleague.
The President shall not surprise the Chancellor.
The President shall inform the Chancellors of all substantive contacts with Regents and Legislators regarding items pertaining to their institutions.
The President shall be fair, open and reasonable in supporting policy or budget initiatives.
A Chancellor shall see all budget allocations, policy initiatives and items concerning their institution in draft form prior to submission to the Regents.
The President shall entertain the occasional request for changes to the draft documents.
The President shall hold the Chancellor accountable.
The President shall use the document as the basis for the annual evaluation and may negotiate the goals list.
The Chancellors shall be responsible for sound personnel practices, affirmative action accomplishments, good fiscal management and continuing to enhance academic quality.
The President shall provide access to any expertise needed in these areas.
The President shall not intrude in institutional matters without the involvement of the Chancellor.
The President shall insure such opportunities exist.
The President shall not intrude on their vacations.
The President should regularly ask, “If I were a Chancellor, would I think this was appropriate and in keeping with the Guiding Principles and the Commitments?”
**With apologies to Stephen Portch.
I commit myself fully the trust I have been given as a Chancellor/President.
I commit to refrain from making personal comments during Administrative Staff meetings, to be respectful of the views of others and to present my own views in a positive and constructive manner.
I commit to build and maintain strong relationships with other Chancellors and the President, to seek the views of other Chancellors and the President in forming my opinions on the issues and to seek and accept constructive comments from other Chancellors and the President to maximize my effectiveness as a colleague.