ERIC Number: ED457769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
"AGB Statement on Institutional Governance" and "Governing in the Public Trust: External Influences on Colleges and Universities." The Fundamentals. Board Basics.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This booklet contains two statements from the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB). The "Statement on Institutional Governance" encourages all governing boards and chief executives to examine the clarity, coherence, and appropriateness of their institutions' governance structures, policies, and practices. It presents some facts and perceptions about changes in higher education and then sets forth seven principles for institutional governance. Six standards of good practice are outlined, and these focus communication of goals and procedures. The second statement, "Governing in the Public Trust: External Influences on Colleges and Universities," focuses on a more specific challenge: the need for all higher education leaders to consider thoughtfully the perspectives of external voices while resisting purely political or ideological agendas. The document reviews principles of citizen governance and discusses the nature of external influences. It also lists five principles for maintaining accountability, independence, and the public trust. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Presidents, Decision Making, Educational Trends, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Political Influences, Trend Analysis
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. 1133 20th Street NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-356-6317; Tel: 202-296-8400; Fax: 202-223-7053; Web site: http://www.agb.org
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For a previous version of "AGB Statement on Institutional Governance," see ED 426 675.