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Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2018
This publication frames the most pressing challenges currently facing colleges and universities--those that influence how each institution operates and that demand the board's strategic oversight and vision. The ability of a governing board to deal effectively with these issues can have a major impact on an institution's success: (1) Educational…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, College Administration, Educational Quality, Educational Finance
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2018
This report is third in a series of informational briefings developed as part of "The Guardians Initiative: Reclaiming the Public Trust," an effort to educate and engage trustees as advocates on key issues in higher education. The compact between American higher education and the broader society has always been multifaceted. Colleges and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Role, Educational Quality, Learning Experience
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2018
This report is fourth in a series of informational briefings developed as part of "The Guardians Initiative: Reclaiming the Public Trust," an effort to educate and engage trustees as advocates on key issues in higher education. Public confidence, or trust, in higher education measures the general public's perception of whether colleges…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attitudes, Public Opinion, Trust (Psychology)
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2017
"Return on Investment in College Education" is the second publication in a series of informational briefings developed as part of The Guardians Initiative: Reclaiming the Public Trust, an effort to educate and engage trustees as advocates on key issues in higher education. What is the return on investment (ROI) in college education?…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Trust (Psychology), Trust Responsibility (Government), Educational Benefits
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2017
This report is first in a series of informational briefings developed as part of "The Guardians Initiative: Reclaiming the Public Trust," an effort to educate and engage trustees as advocates on key issues in higher education. While the tone of public criticism of higher education has sharpened, public understanding about the sector's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Trust Responsibility (Government), Trust (Psychology), Undergraduate Study
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2017
"The AGB 2017 Trustee Index" is the first in a series of three annual surveys, conducted by Gallup under the direction of AGB, to assess trustee perspectives on the state of higher education. This year's report reveals a number of interesting findings: the centrality of the liberal arts, the lack of trustee involvement in influencing…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Governing Boards, Trustees, Surveys
Hearn, James C. – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2017
Public higher education is a major recipient of state funding and resources. As such, public colleges and universities directly respond to state needs for higher education and are required to provide transparency in decision-making, which is codified in state open-meeting and record laws. These laws, often termed "sunshine laws," present…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, School Law, Higher Education
Welch, Edwin H. – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2017
Smaller, private, independent institutions of higher education across the United States are facing challenging times. This white paper by Edwin H. Welch, president of the University of Charleston, shares lessons gleaned from the institution's innovative efforts over almost 30 years. Welch's hope is that the experiences at the University of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Private Colleges, Small Colleges
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2017
Campus climate issues continue to pervade many institutions, with related news stories commanding headlines across the country. Through oversight and leadership, college and university governing boards play an important role in helping to create inclusive campuses. AGB conducted a survey of nearly 1,000 board members to take the pulse of campus…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Diversity, Diversity (Faculty), Inclusion
Marcy, Mary B. – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2017
Small colleges and universities serve a profoundly important role in American society. They provide the rigorous, personalized experience that is the hallmark of the best of higher education. In the process, they build opportunity and encourage civic engagement among a new generation of citizens. The landscape for these institutions has changed…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, College Role, Educational History, Sustainability
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2017
The issue of freedom of speech on college and university campuses has captured the interest of the nation and attracted considerable media attention. As board members and institutional leaders address the difficult questions that arise in relation to this controversial issue, they need to balance the competing tensions between individual freedom…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Governing Boards, College Administration, College Presidents
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2016
The issue of college completion has become a hot-button topic for higher education and the public in recent years. While completion is not a new issue, several national and state-level efforts, including President Obama's 2020 college-completion goal to increase the number of college graduates to 50 percent of the population, have brought…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Graduation, Academic Persistence, Higher Education
Pelletier, Stephen G. – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2016
The role of college president comes with many challenges, requiring deft maneuvering in many different contexts and considerable planning. While focused on the daily business at hand, however, a university leader may not invest in the requisite level of thinking, planning, and strategizing that is needed to leave the presidency when it comes time…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Retirement, Planning, Governing Boards
Hodge-Clark, Kristen – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2015
Board professionals provide critical support, planning, and coordination of important board functions. Their work is often unheralded and conducted behind the scenes, but it is critical to the success and performance of the board. Since 1991, the Association of Governing Boards (AGB) has surveyed this group to capture the changing nature of their…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Administrator Role, Governance, Administrator Surveys
Baum, Sandy – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2015
This white paper encourages board members to take a step back and think about long-term strategies for ensuring that financial aid policies are consistent with institutional mission at the same time that they serve fiscal and enrollment goals. While board members can determine financial aid and enrollment policies only at the broadest level, it is…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Enrollment, Correlation, Institutional Mission
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