ERIC Number: ED430598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Board Focus, 1997-1998.
Giles, Ray, Ed.
Board Focus, v3 n1-4 Spr 1997-Spr 1998
These four consecutive issues of the quarterly newsletter, "Board Focus," distributed by the Community College League of California, are dated spring, summer and fall 1997, and spring 1998. The spring 1997 issue discusses the "town vs. gown" conflict, which entails trustees balancing their obligations to operate the college on behalf of the community with the need to earn the respect and support of the faculty and administrators. The spring issue also advocates trustees as the community college officials most suitable to maintain relations with the California Assembly, Senate, and federal government. In summer 1997, Board Focus talks about trustee rights and responsibilities, the dynamics between trustees and district CEOs, and the participation of trustees in regional institutional accreditation. Fall 1997 Board Focus looks at civility and conflict in the boardroom, the role of student trustees in offering important insights on district mission, and the pros and cons of odd or even election years. In Spring 1998, the publication discusses board development as it relates to the public's increased demand for institutional accountability. Also included is an article on campaign finance and community colleges, with a discussion on the impact of Proposition 208 on the nature of campaign funding. Spring 1998's issue contains a survey, intended for reader response, regarding actions taken by various school boards to foster board and trustee education. This issue also provides tips for board presentations. (AS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento.