ERIC Number: ED496432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
A Test of an Effective Public Board
Ingram, Richard T.
Trusteeship, v13 n1 p1-4 Jan-Feb 2005
Given the relatively few positions on the governing boards of public colleges and universities, every trusteeship is important. Along with the respect appropriately afforded trustees and regents comes special obligations, responsibilities, and high expectations from many sources. How boards can cope with the expectations and ambiguities inherent in academic trusteeship within an inherently "political" environment is a continuing challenge. This checklist presents a list of best practices for public-sector governing boards, which these boards can use to gauge their own practices. It is arranged based on the following themes: (1) raising the bar; (2) leadership; (3) board meetings and committee structure; and (4) other initiatives.
Descriptors: Check Lists, Public Colleges, Governing Boards, Accountability, Role Models, Trustees, Politics of Education, Expectation, Leadership Responsibility, Board Administrator Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.