NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ925563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1027
The Statewide Public Agenda and Higher Education: Making It Work
McGuinness, Aims C.; Novak, Richard
Trusteeship, v19 n2 p25-29 Mar-Apr 2011
Recent political and economic trends pose a challenge to developing effective leadership capacity to guide public universities to the achievement of statewide goals. However, the increasingly complex political and economic contexts across the nation are making it difficult to develop such leadership capacity. The authors argue that it is important to rethink the roles, responsibilities, and legal status of the entities charged with keeping higher-education institutions focused on their state's public agenda. This article concerns itself primarily with coordinating boards. Strong state coordinating boards are essential to shaping a longterm public agenda that links higher education to educational attainment and a better quality of life. The authors discuss the challenges of statewide coordination and explore leadership response to change in light of political and economic trends. The authors present a list of characteristics of effective coordinating agencies and commissions, expectations of board members of state coordinating boards and commissions, and a profile of the typical coordinating board or commission.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. 1133 20th Street NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-356-6317; Tel: 202-296-8400; Fax: 202-223-7053; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A