President's Essays and Selected Writings
Richard L. Morrill's published writing clusters around topics that relate to liberal education and values, and leadership and strategic decision-making in higher education. He seeks to build bridges between concepts and practices, and has written extensively on values education and moral development, always with an eye on issues related to teaching and learning.
Published Essays and Talks (in chronological order)
Richard L. Morrill, "Collaborative Strategic Leadership and Planning in an Era of Structural Change: Highlighting the Role of the Governing Board" (Essay, Peer Review, Winter 2013).
Richard L. Morrill, "To Make Better Decisions, Break Some Boundaries" (Essay, The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 26, 2012).
Richard L. Morrill, "What Is the Value of Liberal Education?" (Essay, Huffington Post, November 6, 2012).
Richard L. Morrill, "Liberal Learning and Human Capabilities: Richard Morrill at TEDxBrownUniversity" (Talk, TEDx Brown University, Providence, RI, October 20, 2012).
Richard L. Morrill, "The Role of Trustees in Assuring the Quality of Learning" (Talk, Governor's Conference on Trusteeship, Lexington, KY, September 23, 2011).
Richard L. Morrill, "Leadership for Student Learning" (Essay, September 7, 2011).
Richard L. Morrill, "Collaboration in a New Era" (Talk, Associated Colleges of the South, Atlanta, GA, June 9, 2011).
Richard L. Morrill, "Integral Leadership" (Talk, CIC's Chief Academic Officers and Chief Financial Officers Institute, Williamsburg, VA, November 9, 2010).
Richard L. Morrill, "Fundraising from Two Perspectives - College President and Foundation President" (Talk, CIC's Annual Conversation between Foundation Officers and College and University Presidents, New York, NY, October 12, 2010).
Richard L. Morrill, "From Inquiry to Action" (Essay, March 2010). (Reflections developed from the strategy process at the Teagle Foundation)
Richard L. Morrill, "Leadership, Liberal Education and Values" in Leadership and the Liberal Arts: Achieving the Promise of a Liberal Education, ed. J. Thomas Wren, Ronald E. Riggio, and Michael A. Genovese (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 98-103. (used with the permission of the authors)
Richard L. Morrill, Strategic Leadership: Integrating Strategy and Leadership in Colleges and Universities (New York, NY: ACE/Rowman and Littlefield, 2007). The theme of student learning provides a continuous thread in the argument of Strategic Leadership. The following excerpts are made available with the permission of the publisher: