The five publications in this bundle offer board professionals guidance on best practice in the role as well as a head start on agenda-setting for boards meetings and help maintaining the currency of the board’s by-laws.
This publication frames the most pressing challenges currently facing colleges and universities—those that influence how each institution operates and that demand the board’s strategic oversight and vision. The ability of a governing board to deal effectively with these issues can have a major impact on an institution’s success.
Pending legislation, regulatory changes, and judicial decisions will require colleges and universities to adapt, perhaps in significant ways. Designed to help governing boards, institutional leaders, and senior staff understand the current policy landscape, this publication summarizes and contextualizes the most pressing federal and state public policy issues affecting higher education.
This publication provides a detailed overview of the essential responsibilities of governing boards—public and independent—and the fiduciary duties of board members. Also included are questions intended to promote reflection by individual boards and board members on their roles and responsibilities.
Good governance begins with good governing documents, and bylaws are the starting point. This publication represents the latest thinking on good governance in higher education by providing a concise deconstruction of the essential clauses in college, university, and system bylaws.