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ERIC Number: ED125723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An ACCT Major Pronouncement: Common Concerns Among Community College Presidents and Trustees.
Gilbert, Fontelle
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)
Association of Community College Trustees, 955 L'Enfant Plaza, S. W., Suite 1406, Washington, D. C. 20024 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.