ERIC Number: ED396792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Trustee Handbook, 1996.
Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento.
Intended as a resource for trustees at California community colleges and those providing training to trustees, this handbook reviews the roles and responsibilities associated with trusteeship. Chapter 1 provides general information on California's community colleges and other systems of higher education, while chapter 2 discusses the role of the board as an entity governing the college and the responsibilities of individual trustees. Chapter 3 covers areas contributing to effective trusteeship, including trustee ethics, board self-evaluation procedures, and effective processes for making decisions. Chapter 4 focuses on board and chief executive officer (CEO) relations, including conducting CEO searches, evaluation methods, and providing support to CEO's, while chapter 5 reviews regulations and implementation issues related to shared governance. Chapter 6 covers board roles in making educational policy, setting educational goals for the colleges, and ensuring that governance decisions involve affected parties, while chapter 7 examines the board role in community and public relations, fund raising, and political advocacy. Chapter 8 then addresses fiscal policy responsibilities, chapter 9 reviews legal responsibilities, and chapter 10 discusses personnel issues and regulations, including minimum qualifications, equivalencies, and tenure. Finally, chapter 11 provides a description of the Community College League of California, a bibliography, selected acronyms and terms, and a list of state and college-related organizations. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento.