ERIC Number: ED278444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Trustee Roles in Community College Governance.
Rush, Peter D.; Alfred, Richard L.
Designed for community college trustees, faculty, administrators, and state officials, this monograph examines conditions of change confronting community colleges and outlines specific role dimensions for trustees in governance. Introductory remarks pointing to questions being raised concerning the decision-making authority and capacity of trustees are followed by a working definition of governance to be used as a basis for the assessment of current and future trustee roles. The next section examines trustee roles in governance, offering a model that contains two elements: the amount of time and attention trustees devote to strategic issues and the problem of dualism in governing community colleges. In addition, historical and current perspectives on trustee roles are provided. Next, changing social conditions (e.g., deinstitutionalization of human services, centralization of state-level decision making, economic differentiation, and changing government spending priorities) are reviewed in terms of their effect on trustee roles in governance. After proposing an expanded trustee role in budgeting and planning, the monograph presents a chart outlining respective trustee and administrative roles in governance for 16 decision areas. Next, an in-service model for trustee development is presented, and information on the implementation of the model is provided. Finally, concluding comments summarize the components of the future roles of trustees. A "working bibliography" of 70 sources is appended. (LAL)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, College Governing Councils, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Governance, Governing Boards, Trustees, Two Year Colleges
Association of Community College Trustees, 6928-A Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.