ERIC Number: ED412802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Recruiting Minority Trustees to Independent College and University Governing Boards. AGB Special Report.
Grigsby, J. Eugene, III; Galloway, Sylvia W.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
The report combines survey findings and data from interviews and focus-group sessions on recruiting minority group members for the private college or university governing board. It discusses real and perceived obstacles and recommends resources to assist institutions. Recommendations are based on two premises: (1) more minorities are needed on boards of trustees to help independent colleges and university leaders prepare their campuses for increasingly diverse student populations, and (2) more minorities have progressed to a level at which they can exercise the responsibilities of volunteer trusteeship and philanthropy. An introductory chapter outlines the case for greater inclusiveness on governing boards, and the second chapter examines the critical first step--the institution's commitment to greater diversity. The third chapter discusses identifying, cultivating, and recruiting minority trustees, and the fourth chapter discusses creating a climate that will enhance board diversity. Appended materials include data on recent and anticipated increases in minority populations in the United States, the racial and ethnic distribution of faculty and instructional staff as of 1991, and the ethnic/racial board composition of independent college and universities in 1991, and a sample board profile worksheet. (Contains 17 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, College Planning, College Role, Cultural Pluralism, Focus Groups, Governance, Governing Boards, Group Discussion, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Personnel Selection, Population Trends, Private Colleges, Problem Solving, Racial Balance, Recruitment, Search Committees (Personnel), Trustees
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
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