8/21/2014: I’m hoping Coltrane’s meeting with the RG editorial board goes a little better than Gottfredson’s did!
… And if a president proves lacking in either vision of his own or the ability to execute the vision of others, the board can replace him.
Gottfredson’s response to this new arrangement — he’ll be liberated in some ways, more accountable in others — will be telling. The board will expect, even demand, that he become more vocal in articulating the university’s mission, and leave behind the caution that can characterize presidents who are in some respects mid-level state bureaucrats. …
A bureaucrat who is afraid to even ask the faculty for input on his performance review.