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Farnsworth, Brad – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2020
This report is the eighth 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. This brief shows how America's colleges and universities can benefit from a thoughtful and coherent…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Trustees
Wagner, James W. – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2020
This report is the seventh 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. The report shows how academic research generates technological, educational, and cultural…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Trustees, Advocacy
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2019
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is pleased to share this fifth 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. The U.S. higher education…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Democracy, College Role, Citizen Participation
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2019
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is pleased to share this sixth 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. Institutional endowments are…
Descriptors: Endowment Funds, Public Opinion, Trustees, Governing Boards
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2019
Pending legislation, regulatory changes, and judicial decisions will require colleges and universities to adapt, perhaps in significant ways. Designed to help governing boards, institutional leaders, and senior staff understand the current policy landscape, this publication summarizes and contextualizes the most pressing federal and state public…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational Legislation
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2018
When contemplating a major change to public higher education governance, state leaders should bear in mind several guiding principles. Such principles can ensure that current and future students will have access to an affordable, quality postsecondary education. They can also help ensure that the state's system of higher education meets public…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Public Colleges, College Administration
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, 2018
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) 2018 Trustee Index is the second annual survey of college and university board members about those issues they see as the most pressing facing the sector and the institutions they serve. This AGB survey, conducted in collaboration with Gallup, engaged trustees from across the…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Trustees, Professional Associations, Governance
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
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