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2016

Board Chair Toolkit

This toolkit contains five resources for board chairs of independent and public universities and colleges.
2016

Effective Board Chairs: A Guide for University and College Chairs

College and university board chairs today seldom preside over quiet, traditional institutions. Higher education is in transition, as change on many fronts—social, economic, political, demographic, and technological—brings both tensions and opportunities that test institutions’ capacity for innovation, adaptive behavior, and even survival.
2016

Legal Primer for Board Operations

Board professionals work closely with boards and their chairs and perform a vital function for their institutions. In today’s legal environment, it is imperative that board professionals and board members have the resources to do their work effectively and in accordance with the law.
2016

Policies, Practices, and Composition of Governing and Foundation Boards 2016

Since 1969, AGB has tracked data on the composition, policies, and practices of governing boards of public and independent institutions. The research has grown in scope over time to paint a more complete picture of what higher education governance looks like, who the key players are, and how boards operate.
2016

Toolkit for College and University Board Members (Independent)

This toolkit, designed specifically for board members at independent institutions, contains six resources that cover a variety of key topics for trustees, including the bestselling Effective Governing Boards. Perfect for new trustee orientations or for the board member that wants a refresher on issues in higher education governance today.
2016

Toolkit for College and University Board Members (Public)

This toolkit, designed specifically for trustees and regents at public institutions, contains six resources that cover a variety of key topics for trustees, including the bestselling Effective Governing Boards.  Perfect for orientations or for the board member that wants a refresher on issues in higher education governance today.
2016

Toolkit for Foundation Board Members

This toolkit, designed specifically for foundation board members, contains five resources that cover key topics, including the bestselling Effective Foundation Boards.  Perfect for orientations or for the board member that wants a refresher on issues in foundations today.
2016

Top Strategic Issues for Boards 2016-2017

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.
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.
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