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2014

Educational Quality Toolkit

As a fundamental part of its stewardship, the board is responsible for assuring the larger community and stakeholders to whom it is accountable that the education offered by the institution is of the highest possible quality. This toolkit contains five publications that will guide board members in the process of ensuring educational quality.
2014

Shared Governance in Times of Change: A Practical Guide for Universities and Colleges

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.
2014

The Academic Affairs Committee

The latest installment of the Effective Committee Series covers the duties and responsibilities of the academic affairs committee. It is through the academic affairs committee that the board ensures the institution’s or system’s principal purposes—teaching and learning—are met.A must-read for any member of the academic affairs committee, it includes sections on:
2014

The Governance Committee (Foundation Boards)

The governance committee (also known as the “committee on directors,” the “nominating committee” or the “committee on trustees”) is arguably one of the most important committees an institutionally related foundation can empower.
2014

Understanding Foundation Finances: Financial Oversight and Planning for Foundation Boards

Public university and college foundations play a critical role in helping public institutions achieve their missions and make college more affordable, accessible, and attainable.
2013

A Complete Guide to Presidential Search for Universities and Colleges

A Complete Guide to Presidential Search focuses on best practices and is specifically geared toward university and college governing boards and search committee members. It also aims to help sitting presidents and their advisors in transition planning and the search process.
2013

Risk Management: An Accountability Guide for University and College Boards

With proven advice and practical best practices for sound risk management, this robust publication written by the CEO of United Educators identifies how engaged board members should collaborate closely with institutional leaders on a variety of operational and strategic risks.
2013

The Board’s Role in Fundraising

What sparks successful fundraising? “It’s not about the numbers,” but rather about great minds coming together, making connections, and sharing stories that can inspire transformational change, according to The Board’s Role in Fundraising.
2013

The Compensation Committee

Hiring and retaining a president are among the core fiduciary responsibilities of governing boards. This puts them on the front lines for ensuring that the compensation and benefits paid by a college or university to its leaders (and coaches) are reasonable, compliant with the law, befitting of the institution’s philosophy and budget, and effective at securing the best talent possible.
2013

The Finance Committee

Today’s colleges and universities are under great stress as they work to sustain and expand the resources needed to fulfill their missions. That, in turn, requires finance committees to assume even greater responsibilities.
2013

The Governance Committee (Independent Institutions)

The governance committee, also known as the committee on trustees, committee on trusteeship, or committee on directors, is arguably the most important committee that a board of trustees can empower. The committee identifies, vets, and selects trustees who bring the necessary experience, skills, and character to the board.
2013

Top 10 Strategic Issues for Boards, 2013-2014

The scope of change on campus and the fast-evolving realities of the external environment mandate that governing boards pay close attention to a wide range of interconnected factors. In this publication, AGB synthesizes the key strategic issues and demands confronting boards and provides brief context, important trend data, and facts to consider for each issue.