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Tranquada, Robert E. – Trusteeship, 2002
Discusses the potential for former trustees to be ongoing valuable resources to higher education institutions and the importance of clear policies on how each should be treated, including titles and relationship with the active board. (EV)
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Trustees
Oblinger, Diana G. – Trusteeship, 1999
Urges institutions of higher education to evaluate their mission statements in light of current trends, especially the pervasive influence of information technology. Raises evaluative questions concerning information technology and distance learning, student services, the campus library, research computing, administrative computing, and public…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Information Management
Magrath, C. Peter – Trusteeship, 1997
In higher education's new environment, colleges and universities must re-examine their tenure codes and practices and consider various forms of post-tenure review. Elimination of tenure does not necessarily end academic freedom. However, any new employment policies must emerge through a process of genuine discussion and negotiation among faculty…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrative Policy, Board Administrator Relationship, Change Strategies
Bok, Derek; Bowen, William G. – Trusteeship, 1998
A study examined the college and later-life experiences of over 35,000 students, almost 3000 of whom were black, entering 28 selective colleges in 1976 and 1989. Results suggest that if universities were flatly prohibited from considering race in admissions, over half the black students in selective colleges today would have been rejected.…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Affirmative Action, Blacks, Careers
Dill, William R. – Trusteeship, 1998
Argues that specialized college accreditation has both benefits and drawbacks, and trustees must help decide which forms of accreditation their institutions really need. A series of questions are posed for consideration by governing boards, and areas of accreditation in which trustees may help initiate reform are identified. (MSE)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Administrative Policy, Change Strategies, Decision Making
Bogue, E. Grady – Trusteeship, 1998
College faculty, administrators, and trustees must abandon the posture of blame and advance to shared responsibility. But they must confront two uncomfortable truths: some academics may not be able to sever self-interest in order to develop a new strategic vision, and trustees and public officials may be unwilling to examine expensive programs…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, College Administration, College Faculty
Gilbert, Steven W. – Trusteeship, 1996
Three models for college governing boards to use in approaching teaching and learning issues in a technological age are outlined, presented as lists of characteristics reflecting their focus and perspectives on student and faculty needs, responsibility, interactivity, funding, rewards, competition, relationships, and student-faculty ratios. While…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), Governance
Selleck, Catherine Y. – Trusteeship, 1996
Ten questions for college and university trustees to ask when considering policy concerning campus information technology are presented. They address short- and long-term planning for academic and administrative computing, continuity of funding, integration of existing information resources, faculty computer literacy, campus wiring, access to…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Administrative Policy, College Administration, College Faculty
Trusteeship, 1996
A glossary presents basic terminology and acronyms of information technology and some common shorthand messages used on the Internet and World Wide Web. The glossary is intended for college and university trustees who need to understand basic terms for policy discussion and formulation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Abbreviations, Administrative Policy, Definitions, Glossaries
Hartle, Terry W. – Trusteeship, 1996
The public is concerned about rising tuition, yet high-profile news stories tell only part of this complex story. Although governing boards and presidents must pursue strategies to keep their institutions affordable, they must also inform their constituents of those strategies and explain better the actual, rather than perceived, cost of attending…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Comparative Analysis, Economic Change, Educational Economics
Legon, Richard D. – Trusteeship, 1996
Public colleges and universities increasingly raise private funds through institutional foundations. A healthy relationship between governing and foundation boards requires open communication, regular interaction, and shared information. The fulcrum of this relationship is the college's president, who has specific responsibilities toward each…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Board Administrator Relationship, College Presidents, Cooperation
Greer, Darryl G. – Trusteeship, 1996
The beliefs that underpin traditional governance in higher education no longer fit the reality of higher education leadership. Higher education must abandon the quest for the perfect governance structure and attend to the nature of effective governance. Focusing on autonomy and control issues distracts from solving problems of access,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrative Organization, Administrative Policy, Change Strategies
Chandler, John W. – Trusteeship, 1996
Although the role of the college governing board secretary should be low-profile, this officer can contribute to effective leadership at the institution by establishing and maintaining open channels of communication, formal and informal, among board members and between individual trustees and the chief executive. A well-designed orientation can…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Role, Governance, Governing Boards
Uehling, Barbara – Trusteeship, 1996
As critics complain about higher education's shortcomings, trustees may need to communicate their institution's economic, cultural, and intellectual contributions to the local community. The most obvious and easily understood benefit is purchasing power, but it also contributes to small business growth, individual quality of life, the social,…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Outcomes Assessment, College Role, Community Services
Hartle, Terry W. – Trusteeship, 1996
A July 1996 public opinion poll shows that Americans, particularly those likely to have children reaching college age, sharply overestimate the cost of a college education. As a result, some may not explore financing possibilities further. College officials must be more direct with the public about the economic realities of higher education. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Educational Economics, Higher Education, Information Dissemination
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