2010 National Conference on Trusteeship

March 19, 2010 - March 23, 2010

The 2011 National Conference will take place April 3-5, 2011.

Find video and audio from the conference here.

Seismic movements in the economy and heightened attention by the public and the media to access, degree attainment, and the academic quality of colleges and universities have led to urgent questions about the future of higher education:

  • What does the nation need from colleges and universities?
  • How well does higher education address these needs, and what can be done to improve our response?
  • How much more can institutions do to help students and their families access and pay for their education? What can boards do to facilitate?
  • What will it take to increase the graduation rate at our institutions?
  • How can institutions ensure the quality of learning and research?
  • What do institutions need from governing boards, and what do governing boards need from institutions?

The 2010 National Conference on Trusteeship offers opportunities to discuss these questions and their implications for campus leaders and board members. Sessions will highlight critical topics such as the financial squeeze placed on students and families, the continuing viability of higher education's business model, tensions among participants in shared governance, challenges for system governance, the implications of presidential retirements for the board's work, enrollment trials and tribulations, and legal issues for boards. Roundtables will add variety and enrich our conversations, and preconference workshops will be available for those who want more detail on specific hot topics. (Download the final program.)

Please join us in Orlando for higher education's only national conference for board members and institutional leaders. It's the right meeting at the right time.