21st-Century Higher Education

Volume 27,  Number 5   //    September/October 2019

September/October 2019
Table of Contents

FEATURES

The 21st Century Is Here: Is American Higher Education Prepared?

By James B. Hunt, Jr., JD, and Javaid E. Siddiqi, PhD

Colleges and universities nationwide are grappling with a wide variety of challenges and disruptors. But perhaps the most pressing issue facing higher education today is the need to prepare students to succeed and prosper in the global knowledge-based economy of the 21st century.

Stress Testing in Higher Education

By Verne Sedlacek

Among the most important fiduciary responsibilities of a governing board is maintaining an institution’s long-term health. Stress testing is one of the primary means of doing so.

The Transformation

By Timothy M. Renick, PhD

A highly enterprising student-support initiative at Georgia State University has eliminated equity gaps among its student population and demonstrated to the higher education sector that it is time to elevate expectations—to recognize that race, ethnicity, and income level are no longer predictors of student success.

Trends in Accreditation: What Matters to Governing Boards

By Judith S. Eaton

Accreditation is becoming increasingly important in matters of board governance. As there is more attention on the success of student outcomes, there is a greater demand for accountability from accreditation.

The Importance of Academic Oversight

By Mary Dana Hinton, PhD

Ensuring a high-quality academic experience for all students depends on a board that understands its responsibilities with respect to the stewardship of an institution’s academic mission.

DEPARTMENTS

On My Agenda

By Henry Stoever
Enhancing the AGB Member Experience

Perspective on the News

A sampling of national higher education news

Legal Standpoint

By Steven Dunham, JD
Policies and the Law

Focus on the Presidency

By Alison Davis-Blake, PhD
Allies in Innovation

View from the Board Chair

By John Littel, JD
The Essential Work of Trusteeship

Inside AGB

New Guardians Podcast Episode and Video; Schwartz Moderates SHEEO Panel on Reimagining Public Higher Education; AGB’s Letter to Secretary DeVos About the Proposed Accreditation Regulations; New Staff at AGB

A Question For…

Melissa Cheyney, PhD
How Can Higher Education Institutions Support Student Parents?