ERIC Number: EJ925565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 0
Academic Oversight: Asking Questions, Building Bridges
Wilson, E. B.
Trusteeship, v19 n2 p30-33 Mar-Apr 2011
The best way for trustees to fully understand and fulfill their responsibility to ensure that their institution is providing quality education and meeting academic goals is by asking appropriate questions. Collaboration among trustees, faculty members, and administrators is essential to framing questions from a strategic perspective. Just the act of board members sitting down with faculty members and administrators to frame the right questions about academic policy at a strategic level can become the first plank of a cross-cultural bridge. The process of such collaboration can have favorable consequences that are crucial to the success of any board's governance practices: enhanced trust and an orientation toward measurable outcomes. A list of 10 sample questions about academic performance is presented.
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Quality, Trustees, College Faculty, Administrators, Academic Achievement, Governance, Institutional Mission, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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