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ERIC Number: EJ883586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1027
Bring New Trustees up to Speed Fast
Duques, Dawn Brill
Trusteeship, v16 n3 p18-21 May-Jun 2008
Today most colleges and universities practice shared governance, where the trustees, the administration, the faculty, and the staff all must have a say in how their institutions should operate. Today's institutions are more complex than those of the past, and the expertise of all of those constituencies should be in the mix for the best decisions to be made. A governing board, properly constructed with members from various walks of life, can add much in the form of wisdom and guidance in today's complicated educational environment. From the author's experience, she has found that, because being asked to become a trustee can be very exciting and flattering, a new trustee often will initially experience a high level of energy and expectation. This article offers suggestions on how rookie trustees can be turned into veterans as quickly as possible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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