ERIC Number: ED196356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Nason, John W.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Responsibilities of trustees that are common to all types of colleges and universities are examined. The following areas are addressed: (1) appointing the president, (2) supporting the president, (3) assessing the president's performance, (4) clarifying the institution's mission, (5) approving long-range plans, (6) approving the educational program, (7) insuring financial solvency, (8) maintaining the physical plant, (9) preserving institutional autonomy, (10) enhancing the public image, (11) serving as a court of appeal, and (12) assessing their own performance. It is suggested that trustees, as the legal owners and the final authority for the institutions, have both legal and moral duties. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship, College Administration, College Planning, Educational Finance, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Long Range Planning, Public Relations, Trustees
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see HE 013 359-365, ED 159 944, ED 168 394, ED 184 435.