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.

May/June 2020 Issue


  • Colleges at a Crossroads: Closures, Affiliations, and Mergers 
  • No, It’s Not Just the Enrollment Crisis—It’s Also Time to Modify Our Learning Paradigm 
  • The 2019–2020 Nason Award Winners: Six Boards that Go the Extra Mile Earned AGB’s Laurels 
  • Going Virtual Fast and Well: 12 Steps to an Efficient Virtual Board Meeting    
  • Commencements Go Virtual   

Select Columns:

  • Coordinated Response to Coronavirus Offers Best Path Forward
  • How Do We Meet Our Mission during a Pandemic?
  • How Did the Coronavirus Pandemic Impact Students Studying Abroad?

Top Strategic Issues for Boards 2020–2021

The most pressing challenges currently facing colleges and universities—those that influence institutional operations and strategic oversight—demand the board’s attention and vision. For 2020–2021, the following issues can have a major impact on your institution’s success:

  • Public Confidence
  • Board Leadership
  • Social and Societal Needs
  • Market Disruption
  • Innovation
  • Risk Management

The coronavirus pandemic and its profound effects permeates every one of these issues, as the new edition makes clear.

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.