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ERIC Number: ED524272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Committee on Trustees. Board Basics
Wilson, E.B.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This booklet is designed "to reinforce the thesis that the committee on trustees must perform with excellence if the board as a whole is to fulfill its responsibilities with distinction. The author outlines a typical committee mission, structure, responsibilities, and policies and practices. Ten committee responsibilities are described, such as: (1) designing the board composition and statement of criteria; (2) cultivating a network of trustee candidates; (3) managing orientation programs, and keeping former trustees involved; (4) motivating trustees and assessing their performance; (5) analyzing future board talent needs; and (6) ensuring the bylaws accurately reflect current policies and practice of the board. Illustrative bylaw language for the committee on trustees is included. Appended are: (1) Illustrative Bylaw Language for the Committee on Trustees; (2) Board Talent Inventory Worksheet; and (3) Trustee Self-Assessment (End of First Year). (Contains 5 resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges