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ERIC Number: ED412808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Effective Trusteeship. A Guide for Board Members of Public Colleges and Universities.
Ingram, Richard T.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This monograph, directed to trustees and board members of public colleges and universities, is intended to offer basic information about board and trustee responsibility; to highlight the principles of board and trustee membership; to help members keep themselves, the board, and their institution out of trouble; and to provide information on resources and assistance available to board members. The text addresses issues such as: why governing boards are composed of lay people rather than government officials; responsibilities of the governing board; responsibilities of individual board members or trustees; what makes an institution distinctive; how to distinguish between setting policy and managing; what a board typically expects of the chief executive; what a chief executive typically expects of the board members; what trustees must know about open-meeting laws; how a board goes about accomplishing its work; and student and faculty trusteeship. Appendixes provide sample statements of board members' responsibilities and desired qualifications; a list of suggested resources; a description of the Association of Governing Boards (AGB); and brief descriptions of programs and services offered by the AGB. (CH)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Made possible by a grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund.