ERIC Number: ED457771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Assessing Individual Trustee Performance. Board Leadership. Board Basics.
Schwartz, Merrill P.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This booklet focuses on assessing the performance of individual trustees, a responsibility that often falls to the committee on trustees (called the nominating committee on some campuses). It includes a checklist, sample job description, and self-assessment survey that can be tailored to reflect unique institutional characteristics. Every board should define appropriate and reasonable expectations for its members, including the importance of setting a personal example of commitment, such as through an annual contribution. Once a board commits itself to defining reasonable guidelines for its members, it is a logical next step to ask individual board members to reflect on their own performances through a self-administered survey. A sample survey and a sample trustee audit that can be completed by all trustees to enable the comparison of perceptions are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Trustees
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: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Adapted from chapter 5 of "Presidential and Board Assessment in Higher Education: Purposes, Policies, and Strategies" by Richard T. Ingram and William A. Weary, Association of Governing Boards of Institutions and Colleges, 2000. See ED 441 364.