ERIC Number: ED412849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Results of a National Survey of Theological School Board Characteristics, Policies, and Practices. AGB Occasional Paper No. 23.
Schwartz, Merrill P.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This survey of theological schools collected information on institutional type, board membership, board organization, governing board-president relationships, pressing issues, board development activities, and relationships with other theological schools. The survey population included 161 member institutions of the Association of Theological Schools with a response of 107 usable surveys. Tables include data on: participants by religious denomination, size of board membership, methods of board selection, percent of voting trustees by method of selection, gender of voting board members, race/ethnicity of board membership, anticipated changes in race/ethnic composition, and terms for trustees and board chairs. Regarding board organization, tables include data on: frequency and attendance at board meetings, board staff support, open or closed board meetings, meeting frequency and availability of minutes of executive committee meetings, percent of boards with standing committees and their meeting frequency, and total number of board committees. Data related to board/president relationships include the president's role and term, written contract for president, and the presidential assessment process. Topics under board development include board conduct, board orientation, board assessment, frequency of board utilization, board education and frequency, and measures of board performance. Top board priorities and expectations regarding future enrollment trends are provided. A copy of the survey is appended. (JLS)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Board Administrator Relationship, Church Related Colleges, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Institutional Environment, Institutional Mission, National Surveys, Policy Formation, Religious Factors, School Administration, Tables (Data), Theological Education, Trustees
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.