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Criteria For Presidential Assessment

General criteria for consideration of both the operations and condition of the campus as well as the leadership and management effectiveness of the President include, but are not limited to, such factors as the following:

  1. General Administrative Effectiveness Including Management of Human, Fiscal and Physical Resources:

    Evidence in campus operations of effective planning and decision making; development of and delegation to a management team; accomplishment of plans and objectives; flexibility in approach to solving problems and willingness to change programs and methods to keep up with current needs and developments; commitment to equal employment and programmatic opportunities and wise utilization of faculty and staff.

  2. Working Relations With the System and the Campus:

    Evidence in campus operations that there are open lines of communications; work is accomplished effectively with and through others; the suggestions of others are solicited and considered in good faith and that the executive and the management team have established credibility.

    Evidence that the President, in serving as executive officer of the campus, maintains a perspective of the mission of the CSU and cognizance of the special demands placed on the system; participates productively in deliberations in Systemwide academic and administrative matters.

  3. Educational Leadership and Effectiveness:

    Evidence in campus operations of development, maintenance and renewal of academic plans and programs that meet long-range needs; periodic evaluation of educational progress and accomplishments; the establishment of an environment that stimulates teaching, learning, scholarship, professional development and the pursuit of support to enhance academic programs and innovations.

  4. Community Relations:

    Evidence in campus operations of community understanding of and support for the campus; good relations with the media; service to and from the community; alumni support; effective "Town and Gown" activities; local, regional and national reputation; and an effective institutional advancement program including fund-raising.

  5. Major Achievements of the Campus and the President:

  6. Personal Characteristics

    Evidence in campus operations of the President's knowledge of the job, judgment, leadership, planning and organizing ability, drive, vision, human relations and communications skills, objectivity and fairness, ability to articulate ideas and concepts, ability to innovate, ability to take into account the public relations and political implications of his/her actions, ability to deal with many different problems and events at the same time, ability to withstand any criticism and to direct opposition into productive channels, ability to get to the key parts of complex problems, evidence of having facts before making decisions and ability to promote coordination and efficiency of programs and operations.

Amended November 13-14, 2001
Board of Trustees CSU


Last Updated: November 15, 2001