Knowledge Center

Find the resources you need.

Access to the Knowledge Center is an exclusive benefit for AGB members. Use these resources to understand the issues confronting your organization, prepare yourself for effective boardroom performance, and fulfill your responsibilities as a trustee.

January/February 2020 Issue


  • Safeguarding Ethics in College Admissions 
  • Stronger Together: Building Better Relationships Between Foundations and Universities 
  • High-Performance Governance Is All About the Quality of the Questions Asked 
  • To Improve New Board Member Orientation, Flip It! 
  • How Can Trustees Achieve Intergenerational Equity in the Face of Rising Costs? 
An Anatomy of Good Board Governance in Higher Education

This signature AGB publication presents a governance standard specifically developed to help college, university, and system boards to understand and apply the principles of good board governance and to assess and improve their own governance practice.

Board members must stay ahead of complex issues that are constantly changing. These resources will help you explore and assess issues with just the right level of detail.

For new trustees, the boardroom is a new world. Quickly get up to speed on how boards operate, who does what, and how board members serve as partners to their presidents.

Find resources for your type of organization, including individual institutions, members of public university systems, and fundraising organizations.

Fulfill your specific duties—whether you serve on or support a board or board committee.

Understand the purpose, responsibilities, and composition of higher education’s key board committees.

Different people learn in different ways. AGB supports you by providing resources in a wide range of formats.