ERIC Number: EJ745947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 46
Rethinking Public Higher Education Governing Boards Performance: Results of a National Study of Governing Boards in the United States
Kezar, Adrianna J.
Journal of Higher Education, v77 n6 p968-1008 Nov-Dec 2006
This study examines performance among public higher education boards, describing the results from a national study. The research questions that framed the study were: What are the elements of high performance/effectiveness in public higher education governing boards? How does performance among public higher education boards compare to the research on effectiveness among private high education boards, non profit, and corporate boards? After a review of the extant literature/research on board performance, the results of the study (six major themes: board agenda/leadership, influential individuals, structure, relationship, culture, and external relations) are presented. Next, a model for creating high performing boards is described before the implications for improving board performance and areas of future research are discussed. The following are appended: (1) Protocol for Public Governing Board Interviews; (2) Unique performance features of public higher education governing boards; (3) Table comparing the deductive themes from the literature and inductive themes that emerged in the data; and (4) Comparison of models of the effectiveness for governing board performance. (Contains 1 table and 9 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Governing Boards, Administrator Effectiveness, Performance, Trustees, Leadership, Governance, Interviews, Models, Public Relations, Organizational Culture, Administrative Organization, College Administration, Board Administrator Relationship, Inservice Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States