21st-Century Higher Education
Volume 27, Number 5 // September/October 2019
Table of Contents
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Henry Stoever
Enhancing the AGB Member Experience
A sampling of national higher education news
By Steven Dunham, JD
Policies and the Law
By Alison Davis-Blake, PhD
Allies in Innovation
By John Littel, JD
The Essential Work of Trusteeship
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
Melissa Cheyney, PhD
How Can Higher Education Institutions Support Student Parents?