ERIC Number: ED238372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Illustrative Bylaws for Independent Colleges.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Bylaws for independent colleges who wish assistance in writing or revising their own bylaws are presented. The bylaws are designed to provide a basis for discussion on the form of governance an institution may wish to establish. Several provisions may also be useful for tax-supported institutions. Sixteen articles cover the following: powers of trustees, membership of board of trustees, Trustees Emeriti, officers of the college, powers and duties of the chair and vice chair of the board of trustees, powers and duties of the college president, powers and duties of the vice president, powers and duties of the secretary, powers and duties of the treasurer, meetings, action without formal meeting, the functions of 15 committees, indemnification, conflicts of interest, discrimination prohibited, and review and amendment of bylaws. It is recommended that the following points be kept in mind: the bylaws provide the basis upon which the institution is governed and should not be viewed merely as a legal formality; state laws governing colleges and universities, along with other charitable or educational corporations, vary; and the model necessarily involves a number of choices that are somewhat arbitrary. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Responsibility, College Presidents, Committees, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Models, Private Colleges, Role Conflict, Trustees
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. 1133 20th Street NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-356-6317; Tel: 202-296-8400; Fax: 202-223-7053; Web site: http://www.agb.org
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.