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ERIC Number: ED357719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Trustees & Troubled Times in Higher Education. Invitation to a Continuing Conversation. Report of the Higher Education Issues Panel.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This report, the result of the reflection and study of a panel of 10 distinguished citizens in various fields, highlights key trends shaping the nation and its institutions into the next century. A summary letter to trustees and leaders outlines the panel's sense of urgency about changes that colleges and universities are not prepared to cope with. The first of the report's three articles, called "The Challenge of Change," argues that the world Americans thought they knew no longer exists due to powerful economic pressures, demographic changes, racial and cultural tensions, scientific advances, and a crisis of values. The next article, "It's 2010: Where Is Your Institution?" looks at how higher education institutions must rethink their roles, responsibilities, and structures in light of the challenges outlined in the previous paper. A final article, called "Leadership for a New Century: Strategic Boardroom Issues," reviews the challenges for governing boards and recommends that the boards create early warning systems to develop institutional responses, participate in ongoing dialogue with the Association of Governing Boards, and be prepared to address six strategic issues: (1) responding to economic hard times, (2) institutional reshaping for demographic change and cultural tensions, (3) institutional role in directing the nation's aspirations toward science, (4) setting new standards of quality, (5) responding to global interdependence, and (6) responding to the national crisis of values. Appendixes list members of the panel, meetings and special guests, and commissioned papers, and includes a section of acknowledgements. (JB)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation, New York, NY.; Prudential Foundation, Newark, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.