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ERIC Number: EJ925557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1027
Boards as Game Changers
MacTaggart, Terry
Trusteeship, v19 n2 p14-19 Mar-Apr 2011
Many colleges and universities need to change, either to reverse a gentle glide into mediocrity or simply to survive intensifying competition. Trustees must better understand their institution's context and become more engaged in leading change, whatever form that change takes. By exerting the right pressures in the right ways at the right times, board members can make a college or university a better place. In partnership with a president and other constituencies--especially the faculty, boards can manage change successfully by contributing intellectual capital that catalyzes the change and by assuming oversight authority that keeps the process on track. The board-president relationship is the essential one in moving the institution to a better place, and in any transformation involving teaching and learning, the faculty is an essential partner. Change-oriented boards can exercise their informal and formal authority by: (1) monitoring progress; (2) galvanizing others to action; (3) making the tough calls; (4) knowing when to say no; (5) healing the wounded; and (6) confirming the new order.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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