ERIC Number: ED242249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-22
Reference Count: 0
How to Choose a Board of Trustees.
Brown, Thomas J.
The nature of college governing boards and advisory boards and considerations for choosing board members are discussed. Governing boards are the kind found in nonprofit colleges and are the policy-making body of the college. Advisory boards are generally found in for-profit colleges and are used more on a programmatic basis usually tied to the curricula of the college. Points to address concerning advisory boards include the following: does the college executive officer seek advice of the board as a group or on an individualized basis, do members give advice, in what manner and with what attitude is advice dispensed, and are committees organized for this purpose? Before selecting new members, it is important to have in place organizational information concerning the responsibilities of the chairperson and committees. Attendance and other services expected of board members should be specified, the frequency and length of board meetings should be understood, agendas should be prepared, and procedures should be set for nominating new members. Reporting and the control responsibility of the board should also be established. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools (New Orleans, LA, October 22, 1982).