ERIC Number: ED125723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
An ACCT Major Pronouncement: Common Concerns Among Community College Presidents and Trustees.
In response to a survey designed to determine the issues of concern existing between community college presidents and boards of trustees, 137 presidents identified and ranked the importance of ten major areas of need: (1) both parties need to understand where the line is drawn between their respective responsibilities; (2) trustees need to understand the community college's role, unique mission, philosophy, and curriculum; (3) trustees need a code of ethics to define what trustee actions are "out of bounds" and what are constructive; (4) both parties need to understand finance, funding, and budgeting; (5) both parties need to understand collective bargaining and tenure; (6) both parties need to understand state and federal encroachment and red tape; (7) new trustees need a structured orientation program to prepare them for the trustee role; (8) trustees need to understand how to develop policy, long range plans, and goals; (9) trustees must understand their legal responsibilities and the legal structures of their states; and (10) trustees must be supportive of the college and of the administration. In order to determine if the concerns of trustees paralleled those of the presidents, a group of selected trustees rated the ten identified needs. Results indicated president-trustee concurrence on the first five needs. (DC)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Attitudes, Board Administrator Relationship, College Presidents, Community Colleges, Governance, Governing Boards, Needs Assessment, Presidents, Trustees, Two Year Colleges
Association of Community College Trustees, 955 L'Enfant Plaza, S. W., Suite 1406, Washington, D. C. 20024 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.