ERIC Number: ED482376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Health Center Governance and the Responsibilities of University Boards and Chief Executives (Report of a Symposium). Occasional Paper Series.
Wegner, Gregory R.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This paper provides an overview to help trustees of higher education institutions learn how to form a collective knowledge base and ask penetrating questions about academic health center (AHC) governance practices, which vary by institution. The advice offered is addressed particularly to governing board members, chief executive officers, and administrators who need a framework for understanding their responsibilities as they attempt to balance the academic and revenue-producing missions. The paper summarizes efforts by participants at a June 2003 symposium, organized by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), the Association of Academic Health Centers, and the Association of American Medical Colleges, that considered: (1) what university governing boards have learned about the crisis in academic medicine and its implications for institutional governance; (2) what university governing boards need to know in order to fulfill their governance responsibilities more effectively; (3) how a university can ensure appropriate governance oversight of its AHC; and (4) what the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) can do to help meet the needs of governing boards with responsibilities for AHCs. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Governing Boards, Medical Schools, Trustees, Universities
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.