Risk Management: An Accountability Guide for University and College Boards

$69.00 (Member Price $49)

  • Publication Year: 2013

  • Number of Pages: 148

  • A bulk discount is available for orders of 10 or more copies.

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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.

All board members, whatever their role or committee assignment, will benefit from the insight found in this single volume as they learn to ask the right questions to reduce risk across campus and beyond. Risk Management: An Accountability Guide for University and College Boards covers critical topics such as:

  • Financial stewardship and stability;
  • Emergency preparedness and safety;
  • Student affairs—including intercollegiate athletics and alcohol;
  • Faculty and staff employment;
  • Financial aid and enrollment management;
  • Academic quality and results;
  • Entrepreneurial ventures and new programs; and
  • Regulatory compliance

Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals of Risk Management
Chapter 1: Good Risk Management Is Good Governance
Chapter 2: Enterprise Risk Management: A Guide for Administrators
Chapter 3: External and Internal Stakeholders in Risk Management

Part II: the Board and Board Committees
Chapter 4: Strategic Risks
Chapter 5: Board Governance Risks
Chapter 6: Financial Risks
Chapter 7: Operational Risks
Chapter 8: A Call to Action

Appendix A: AGB/UE Enterprise Risk Management Risk Register
Appendix B: Sample University-wide Risk Management Committee Charter
Appendix C: Sample Checklists of Insurance Policies


“A valuable resource for trustees in both private and public institutions. I look forward to using it and sharing it with my colleagues.”

— Kate Pew Wolters, former chair, board of trustees, Grand Valley State University


“Contains important recommendations…I found the integration of tables and graphs in the text useful and timely.”

Robert M. O’Neil, former president of University of Wisconsin System and University of Virginia

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