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ERIC Number: ED524271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
The Board Chair's Responsibilities: A Basic Guide for Board Chairs in Public Higher Education. Board Basics
Ingram, Richard T.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Leading the board of a public academic institution or system of institutions is a daunting responsibility. The vicissitudes associated with open-meeting laws; the incessant quest by the news media for "scoops"; misunderstandings that can pervade appointed or elected trustees concerning their responsibilities and conduct; the advertent and inadvertent misuse of trusteeship by some board members; the prolific growth in special-interest groups that make a claim on the university and its policy decisions; the challenges of securing, sustaining, and supporting an effective president or chancellor in difficult times--among other demands--call for extraordinary board chairs. This volunteer job is not for everyone. This paper explores some of the extraordinary responsibilities of the board chair of a public college, university, or system. (Contains 6 resources.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges