ERIC Number: ED343479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-19
Reference Count: N/A
The Trustees' Role in the Globalization of University Programs.
Scott, Robert A.
University trustees have an important role to play in the globalization of university programs. Global education prepares students to work in an increasingly interdependent and "multicultural" world. Institutions of higher education have 11 points of leverage that can be employed to raise the institutional priority for global education: the mission statement; the annual plan; annual reviews; annual goals and evaluations; annual budget/fundraising; staffing decisions; rewards and recognition; the trustees agenda; and accreditation self-studies. A first step in activating points of leverage is to identify and approach one or more key actors in the institutional structure. In developing a strategy, it is necessary to develop a set of principles for decision making. No matter how limited the programming is to be, assessment should be designed into it from the beginning, and assessment must be routine. At Ramapo College of New Jersey there are six broad areas of initiative with specific goals and a formal system of assessment. The six areas are professional development, curriculum development, skill development, experential learning, partnerships, and recruitment/retention. These goals, as institutional goals, are ultimately the responsibility of the board of trustees. Typically, boards fulfill their responsibilities through actions both as a full board and in committee. The trustees' role is to consider the relationship of the activity to the mission, to educational philosophy, to comparative institutional advantage, and to the efficient and effective use of resources. Included are reproductions of seven overhead transparencies used in the presentation. (JB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ramapo College of New Jersey
Note: Paper presented at the Retreat of University Trustees, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University (Greensboro, NC, November 19, 1991). For a related document, see HE 025 341.