ERIC Number: ED284509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Working Effectively with Trustees: Building Cooperative Campus Leadership. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 2, 1987.
Taylor, Barbara E.
Characteristics and practices of governing boards of colleges or systems and ways that administrators and faculty can work more effectively with trustees are considered. Attention is directed to: the history and evolution of lay trusteeship; the composition of the board and selection of trustees; responsibilities of the board; board structures and processes; and sharing authority with trustees. Responsibilities of the board include: maintain the trust; delegate authority; raise and steward funds; approve the budget; develop and preserve physical facilities; oversee academic affairs; appoint, support, and evaluate the president; arbitrate internal disputes; and establish goals and evaluate progress. A board's activity in policy-making and administration is considered, along with constraints on trustees' ability to govern, a board's choice to limit its involvement in college affairs, and conditions under which boards may assume responsibilities previously neglected. Ways that senior administrators can influence a board's work include communicating with trustees, controlling board agendas and background information, and influencing the selection and development of trustees. Sources of faculty influence on the board are also discussed. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Selection, Board Administrator Relationship, College Administration, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Trustees
Publications Department, ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, The George Washington University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($10.00, nonmembers; $7.50, members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.