In this issue of Trusteeship, our cover story examines the importance of an institution’s relationship with the surrounding community in Partners in Progress: College, Community, and the Board’s Contribution, by Julie Bourbon. A panel of distinguished experts, including Carla Beam, Jim Geringer, John Hitt, and Leslie Wong, examines how colleges and universities might prosper from innovative alliances with for-profit corporations and other entities in Friends with Benefits? Building Effective Alliances. Boards can never be too well-versed in the intricacies of paying their presidents appropriately, as Thomas K. Hyatt and Joseph S. Johnston Jr. make clear in Setting Presidential Compensation: What Board Members Need to Know. Speaking of presidents, how emotionally intelligent is yours? Rita Bornstein makes the case for why that’s important in The Missing Factor in Presidential Searches. We close this issue with two pieces on mission—what it means and why it matters. Larry D. Shinn gives us Reflections on the Power of Mission: Imagining a Place about Berea College, and Rev. Philip L. Boroughs SJ of the College of the Holy Cross takes us to Spain and Italy in Exploring an Institution’s Roots.
In This Issue:
Partners in Progress: College, Community, and the Board’s Contribution
Friends with Benefits? Building Effective Alliances
Setting Presidential Compensation: What Board Members Need to Know
The Missing Factor in Presidential Searches
Reflections on the Power of Mission: Imagining a Place
Exploring an Institution’s Roots: Board Members Walk in a Saint’s Footsteps
What Will Be the Top Public Policy Issues in 2015–16?
Can Faculty at Private Institutions Unionize?
Core Values Should Guide a University’s Crisis Response
From Boardroom to Classroom: Three Ways to Enhance Board Engagement
What Does Change Mean for Higher Education?