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2015

The Board’s Role in Financial Oversight

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.
2015

Top 10 Campus Legal Issues for Boards

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.
2015

Top Public Policy Issues for Higher Education: 2015-2016

This is the 13th paper in 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 issues.
2015

What Board Members Need to Know About Enrollment Management

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.
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.