ERIC Number: ED455861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Welcome to the Board: A Manual for New Jersey Community College Trustees.
Nespoli, Lawrence; Lam, Linda; Farbman, Jacob
This Manual for New Jersey Community College Trustees offers a brief history and overview of the New Jersey Community College System and New Jersey's System of Higher Education for new board members. It also provides a list of trustee duties and responsibilities, which include: defining the role and mission of the college, evaluating institutional performance, approving college plans, establishing tuition rates, hiring the president, evaluating the president, establishing institutional budgets and approving contracts and expenditures, setting the tone for institutional leadership, and representing the community to the college and the college to the community. There are 11 members of the board, plus a non-voting student representative elected from the graduating class. The manual details the legal requirements delineated by New Jersey's Open Public Meetings Act of 1975, which requires that the public and the press receive advance notice of, and be given the right to attend, all meetings of public bodies. The manual also addresses the issues of financial disclosure for officers of county colleges, the collective bargaining laws, and governmental relations with the Board. Included is a list of associations to which many of the community colleges belong, and with which trustees may want to interact. These associations include: The New Jersey Council of County Colleges, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Higher Education, Trenton. Office of Community Coll. Programs.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey