High-Performing Committees: What Makes Them Work?, May/June 2012

Volume 20,  Number 3   //    May/June 2012

The May/June issue of Trusteeship, arriving in your mailboxes just as summer officially begins, provides plenty of food for thought as you’re sitting poolside. In our cover feature, Steve Pelletier writes on High-Performing Committees: What Makes Them Work? The answer can be found in a board’s intentionality in meeting its mission. Then Anthony Carnevale discusses The College Economy, the only path to middle-class status. James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic and an AGB board member, tackles the subject of What China Inc. Can Learn from American Universities, addressing the myths and realities of China’s role in the world. Higher Education and the American Workforce, by Holiday Hart McKiernan, addresses how boards can drive for major improovements in higher education. Finally, in a viewpoint piece, Richard Vedder describes the flaws in the our colleges and universities in 12 Inconvenient Truths about American Higher Education.

In This Issue:

High-Performing Committees: What Makes Them Work?
The College Economy
What China Inc. Can Learn from American Universities
Higher Education and the American Workforce
Viewpoint: 12 Inconvenient Truths About American Higher Education
Inappropriate Communication Between Trustees and Staff Members
Trustee Spotlight: David Paul White, Grinnell College
Five Unsung Campus Heroes Every Trustee Should Know (or Know About)
Engaging Governing Boards in Comprehensive Internationalization
Liberal Arts: Creating and Re-creating America’s Future
What Should Boards Know about Student Debt?