Oversight of Equitable Student Success

Enabling boards to address barriers to
student success using an equity lens.

AGB was awarded a grant in November 2021 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop resources to guide governing board oversight of equitable student success.

The project’s initial phase will focus on building a curriculum focused on equity and student success for governing boards, with an emphasis on institutionwide solutions to impact measurable outcomes. Through the AGB curriculum, boards can develop the capacity to oversee student success through an equity lens to sharpen their governance policies and elevate the impact of campuswide programs. The curriculum will highlight data on student success trends and gaps based on demographic characteristics; prioritize this work for institutional transformation, sustainability, and fiduciary duty; and identify strategies and practical resources for boards and chief executives to lead their institutions toward improved outcomes for all students.

The second phase will focus on helping boards assessing the impact of AGB’s curriculum and refining it via additional tools, methods, and leading practices for boards to oversee institutional transformation for equitable student success.

“We are excited to work with the Gates Foundation to develop and provide board members with resources to help them oversee and advance student success. This grant will allow us to create an informative and practical curriculum for boards with actionable recommendations and resources.”

Henry Stoever

President and CEO, AGB