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ERIC Number: ED265810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Composition of Governing Boards, 1985. A Survey of College and University Boards. AGB Special Report.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
The makeup of college and university governing boards and the characteristics of board members were studied in 1985, as an update of a 1977 survey. A total of 215 single-campus boards and 157 multicampus boards provided information that was statistically adjusted to represent the traits of the 2,200 boards governing of the nation's 3,000 nonprofit colleges and universities. In addition to determining the types and number of boards and the number of trustees, the following characteristics of trustees were assessed: occupation, sex, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and age. Special requirements for board members (e.g., church members, alumni) were also identified. Comparisons between multicampus and single-campus boards, and between 1977 and 1985 findings were made. Appendices provide data on: the number of boards and schools by type of institutional control and student enrollments; the types of voting governing board members (e.g., proportion that come from the faculty) by type of institution; characteristics of board members; and change in the number of board members and characteristics of board members since 1977. Highlights of the 1977 survey and the 1985 questionnaire are included. (SW)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.; Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Report made possible by a grant from Chemical Bank.