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Author Frame, William V.

Title The American college presidency as vocation : easing the burden, enhancing the joy / William V. Frame
Published Abilene, Texas : Abilene Christian University Press, [2013]
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Contents Introduction -- The project -- The program -- The program curriculum -- The interviews -- ch. 1. From career to calling : the making of the vocational president -- Vocational commitment as a qualification for the presidency -- Program facilitation of vocational discernment among prospective presidents -- Variations in discernment among prospectives and spouses -- The conflation of vocation and work -- The role of friendship in vocational discernment -- Self-doubt and vocational discernment -- The balanced versus the centered life -- From discernment of vocation to the pursuit of vocation -- Creative vs. vocational leadership -- Vocational humility -- Converting the presidency from profession to vocation -- From scholarship to envisioning -- Conlcusion -- ch. 2. From administration to envisioning : shaping the vocational presidency -- Vocation for presidents vs. vocation for presidencies -- Vocational vs. "executive" leadership in higher education -- The imperial propensities of presidential vocationism -- Managing institutional resistance to vocational leadership : two cases -- From mission to the concept of saga : creating institutional self-consciousness -- From saga to vision : the vocational president as student of the college -- The dialectic of envisioning -- The forensic rhetoric of the vocational presidency -- Vocational humility and the self-confidence of envisioning -- The vicational presidency as "level 5" leadership -- Conclusion -- ch. 3. Inspiring and sustaining the vocational presidency -- The centrality of "cause" in vocational life : the first case -- The centrality of "cause" in vocational life : the second case -- Sustaining the vocational "cause" : the third case -- The centrality of "cause" in vocational life : the fourth case -- The joy of being called -- Vocational resolve, faith, and education -- Mediating realism and idealism in vocationism -- Success as sustenance for the vocational presidency -- Mentoring networks -- Conclusion -- ch. 4. The design and construction of the vocational college -- From administration to vision in the revitalization of an undergraduate college -- Vocation as a faculty development strategy in an undergraduate college -- The relationship in vocational colleges between the instrumental and envisioned regimes -- Maintaining authoirty for vocational leadership while accomplishing reform -- Vocational commitment and personal experience -- The ministry of the vocational president and the vocational college -- Work as the redemption of vocation and the liberal arts -- Taming individualism : discovering independence in community -- From social alienation to vocational commitment -- The role of the liberal arts in the transformation of colleg einto polity -- Listening to the college in constructing the vision -- Eliciting alumni guidance about envisioning -- Restoring founding orthodoxy : can it be done? -- Conclusion -- ch. 5. Conclusion : the alignment of vocation and mission in American academe -- The alignment of personal vocation and institutional mission -- The dialiectics of alignment -- The optimism of the vocational presidency -- The vocational presidency and the reconciliation of competing force -- Vocation as a therapy for the separations of modern democracy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject College presidents -- United States.
Educational leadership -- United States.
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Administration.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0891123857
0891127585 (electronic bk.)
9780891127581 (electronic bk.)