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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
Sullivan, Kevin G.; Malone, Jason B. – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2015
Public colleges and universities have long turned to institutionally related foundations ("IRFs") to raise private support and manage endowments and other financial assets. From the start, however, IRFs have also served as vehicles enabling public institutions to engage in real estate transactions and related entrepreneurial ventures…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Philanthropic Foundations, Organizational Objectives, Organizational Theories
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2015
This is the 13th paper in the Association of Governing Boards (AGB's) series summarizing federal and state public policy issues affecting higher education. Governing boards, institutional and university-system leaders, and senior staffs will find it useful for board discussions and retreats and in formulating institutional responses to these…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational Finance
White, Lawrence – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2015
A principle responsibility of a board member is to understand the environment in which his or her institution operates. Today, that environment includes a host of legal risks that every institution of higher education must be prepared to assess and proactively address. Colleges and universities work to contain and manage those risks through such…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Sexual Abuse, Student Behavior, Risk
Hundrieser, Jim – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2015
Contemporary strategic enrollment management entails planning, implementing, and developing administrative structures to develop and support strategies and tactics to regulate patterns of students entering the institution and through to graduation. It must do so in a way that is both predictable and consistent with the institution's mission and…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Higher Education, Strategic Planning, Student Financial Aid
Krawitz, Natalie – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2015
An often-volatile economy, changing demographics, and technological innovations in educational delivery are among the dramatic changes across higher education that have forced boards and institutions to question the viability of the existing business model. Flat or declining state support in real terms, lower investment returns in some years,…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Administrator Role, Educational Finance, Higher Education
Hodge-Clark, Kristen; Johnston, Susan Whealler – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2015
Governing boards of universities and colleges are facing an unprecedented tidal wave of change that is creating new opportunities, risks, innovations, and disruptions within and beyond the confines of their campuses. A board's ability to be both reactive to these changes and proactive in response will require that they not only have the right…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Committees, Higher Education, College Administration
Bahls, Steven S. – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2014
Today's challenging higher education environment demands a new way of making decisions. Changing business models and methodologies for delivering academic programs present new opportunities (as well as risks) and call for innovative responses. This publication aims to "reboot" dialogues among boards, presidents, and faculties. It creates…
Descriptors: Colleges, Self Determination, Participative Decision Making, Governing Boards
Hodge-Clark, Kristen – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2014
"The 2014 AGB Survey of Higher Education Governance" is the fourth in AGB's studies of college and university governance. This report, based on survey responses from 592 public and independent boards, addresses a range of important governance topics that are receiving attention from boards and the news media, including presidential…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges
Hodge-Clark, Kristen; Daniels, Brandon D. – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2014
Created in a time of segregation and discrimination to educate students of color, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have played a pivotal role in transforming the landscape of higher education in the United States. Today, in an era of rapid transformation, HBCUs face historic challenges as well as new obstacles. Questions about…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, African American Students, College Students, Higher Education
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2014
Too often, boards spend too little time discussing student learning, student outcomes, and student success. As stewards of the whole of the institution, the oversight of educational quality is a primary obligation of governing boards. AGB--with support from the Teagle Foundation, an advisory committee, and teams from eight diverse…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governing Boards, Colleges, Educational Quality
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2014
After five years of change and upheaval, why is it that governing boards of colleges and universities continue to consider risk on a largely ad hoc basis? The findings from this recent survey, conducted by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) and United Educators (UE), indicate a modest increase in the use of risk…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Governing Boards, Higher Education, College Administration
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