ERIC Number: ED412809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Effective Trusteeship. A Guide for Board Members of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Ingram, Richard T.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This monograph, directed to trustees and board members of independent 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: the reasons for having voluntary governing boards; the responsibilities of the governing board; responsibilities of the individual trustee; what makes an academy distinctive; how to distinguish between setting policy and managing; what a board typically expects of the chief executive; what the chief executive typically expects of the board members; how a board goes about accompanying its work; and student and faculty trusteeship. Appendixes provide sample statements of board members' responsibilities; a list of suggested resources; a description of the Association of Governing Boards (AGB), and descriptions of programs and services offered by the AGB. (CH)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Responsibility, Board Administrator Relationship, College Administration, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Policy Formation, Private Colleges, 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.; Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Made possible by a grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund.