ERIC Number: ED427621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Understanding the Planning Process. Strategic Decisions. Board Basics.
Haas, Raymond, M.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This booklet is a guide to the planning process for members of governing boards of institutions of higher education. Generally, it sees the role of the board in planning as ensuring that planning takes place and insisting that plans are used regularly for decision making. The publication discusses the following five specific tasks related to this general responsibility: (1) recognizing and promoting the usefulness of planning; (2) reviewing and approving a planning process for the institution; (3) holding the chief executive accountable for the planning function; (4) participating in certain steps in the planning process; and (5) using the institution's plans to make decisions, especially those that involve setting priorities and allocating resources. Also provided is a list of questions board members might consider in carrying out each of these areas of responsibility. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship, College Administration, Decision Making, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Strategic Planning, 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.