Innovation Through Collaboration: New Pathways to Success, September/October 2011

Volume 19,  Number 5   //    September/October 2011

The September/ October 2011 issue of Trusteeship magazine explores the beneficial impact of different, and sometimes unexpected, collaborations between academic institutions and others.

Collaboration between colleges and universities through consortia often results in a level of transformational change that individual institutions cannot achieve on their own. In the cover story, “Innovation Through Collaboration: Pathways to Success,” Trusteeship examines the increasingly important role effective consortia are playing in higher education.

In “Whose University? The Decline of the Commonwealth and What That Means for Higher Education,” the necessity of a new relationship between colleges, state government, and the public is discussed in the face of a growing decline in public confidence, while in “Transforming Learning Through Technology: Educating More, Costing Less,” new technology partners with familiar teaching methods rather than replacing them.

“Rx for Students’ Mental Health: What Boards Can Do” sheds light on the increasing amount of mental-health related issues today’s student body faces and the active role trustees can play as allies with campus leadership in providing assistance to students. In “Essential Ingredients for Trusteeship at Today’s Catholic Colleges,” the education of lay members of Catholic college and university boards highlights the challenges of new partnerships forged in the modern academic world.

In This Issue:

Innovation Through Collaboration: New Pathways to Success
Whose University? The Decline of the Commonwealth and What That Means for Higher Education
Transforming Learning Through Technology: Educating More, Costing Less
Rx for Students’ Mental Health: What Boards Can Do
Essential Ingredients for Trusteeship at Today’s Catholic Colleges
The Board Vice Chair: Key Facilitator of Strategic Engagement
Why Do So Many Lawsuits End in Settlement? Check Your E-mail.
Rethinking Public Universities for Today’s Challenges
Boards Must Be Catalysts for Collaboration
Changes Presidents Would Make to Improve Board Engagement
How Can Boards Foster Innovative Institutions?