University of Alaska President Search 2015

Posts on the rather secretive search for a new president of the University of Alaska.  The most recent post is on top.

July 30, 2015:  Board of Regents Appoint Jim Johnsen To Be President Of The University of Alaska - this post quotes part of the official announcement and links to the rest.  It also posts the job description, highlighting what the Board was looking for and asks how they will set up metrics to determine his bonus each year.  It also looks at the standards for faculty merit bonuses. 

July 8, 2015:  UA President Search Part 4:  U Of Alaska President Search Part 4: Finalist Johnsen Meets With Community (and me) At UAA - I discuss his meet with the community and our personal chat in the restaurant in the new sports center.

July 6, 2015:  U of A Presidential Search 3:  Resume Padding -Or- When Is A Publication A Publication?  - This posts looks at the three documents listed under 'Selected Publications' on finalist Jim Johnsen's resume and finds them to not be publications.  It goes on to answer the question "does this matter?" in relation to publications and resume padding. 

July 2, 2015:  U of A Presidential Search:  Your Reading Assignment Before Johnsen Visits - The sole candidate visits the three campuses the week after July 4.  This post has links to
  • his resume 
  • the three items he listed under 'selected publications'
  • two more he listed under 'selected research and professional presentations'
  • his doctoral dissertation on academic leadership at the University of Alaska
June 30, 2015:  University of Alaska President Search 2: Search Committee History 1990, 1998, 2010, 2015 - From Open To Closed  -  compares the last four UA president searches on 1) membership of the search committee  2) open communication  and 3) number of finalists, their characteristics, and the campus visit process.  Basically finds a pattern from traditional shared, open governance to very closed processes. 

June 29, 2015University of Alaska President Search Update - The Only Candidate, Jim Johnsen, Might [To] Visit UAA July 8:   A brief update while I try to put edit material for other posts.

June 6, 2015:  University of Alaska President Search Part 1: The Cultural Conflict
There hasn't been much information about the search process, yet there is now one finalist.  This post reviews the cultural differences between the corporate heavy Board of Regents and traditional shared governance model of academia. 

Dec. 20, 2014:  On Finding A New President After University President Gamble Retires In June: "you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them they are not worth the search.'
Reviews what University president profiles look like, search firms, advice on searches by observers, and pictures of all the presidents of the University of Alaska.

Posts on the 2010 President Search

March 16, 2010:  Board of Regents Selects Gen. Gamble to Be New UA President - Copy of the Board's press release.

March 15, 2010 : Board of Regents Meeting in Anchorage on Presidential Decision - very short post.

March 5, 2010:  UA Presidential Candidates In Juneau - Coverage of the candidates visit to Juneau with video of each candidate.

March 4, 2010:  Report Says Sexual Assualt Increased While Gamble was Air Force Academy Commandant- Looks at the timing of Gen. Gamble's tenure as head of the Air Force Academy and the studies of sexual abuse there.  Also has update on Inspector General's report saying Gamble was not at fault.

March 1, 2010:  

Rossbacher Background and Other UA Presidential Search Notes
Focuses on one candidate and what I could find online.  Has links to profiles and vitas of all three candidates.  But the links no longer work.  Even google's cache finder couldn't locate them.

The UA Presidential Search: Speed Dating
All three candidates were in Juneau at the same time.  The audience changed rooms every 45 minutes. 

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