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experiences" might well argue for both the wisdom of hiring presidents internally and of
requiring advanced degrees, or the equivalent, of all presidential candidates. In addition
to longevity, many of these developmental experiences might well be used to argue
both for the wisdom of hiring presidents internally and of requiring advanced degrees, or
the equivalent, of all presidential candidates.
AACC Competencies with Developmental Experiences
COMPETENCY EXPERIENCE 1
Organizational Strategy Progressive Job
Resource Management Progressive Job
Collaboration Progressive Job
College Advocacy Networking with
Note. Adapted from Hassan et al. (2010).
Research on Selection Methods
Schmidt (2008) in "Colleges Have Blind Spots in Presidential Searches"
suggested that there is a gap in the literature about higher education presidential
searches. Schmidt specifically cited the lack of research into the differences in
performance between candidates with previous educational experiences and those from
outside academia, inquiry into the types and amounts of compensation needed for
attracting good applicants, and investigation for understanding what allows them to be
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