ERIC Number: ED051755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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The Organization and Functions of the Governing Boards and the President's Office. A Discussion Memorandum.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge , MA. Univ. Committee on Governance.
This paper identifies the problems observable in the organization and operations of Harvard University's Governing Board and President's office. It poses issues requiring decisions and in some instances makes recommendations. The report first examines the Board of Overseers: the issues of power, such as lay control over universities, and the distribution of power among faculties, administration and governing boards; issues of composition, election, and terms of office, including the nominations process; issues of effectiveness, including the consent function and staff organization; the adequacy of the Committee structure; and faculty and student interaction with the Board of Overseers. These same issues are also examined as they pertain to the Corporation. For the Office of the President, issues of power, including limitations to this power, are discussed, as well as administrative functions, educational functions, and new functions, including: transactions with the Governing Board, leadership of the Council of Deans and Senate, leadership of a strengthened central staff, and relating Harvard to its external communities. A chart of the composition of Harvard University is included in the appendix. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge , MA. Univ. Committee on Governance.