Table of Contents
The Growing Interest in Academic Quality
By Peter T. Ewell
Learning Metrics: How Can We Know That Students Know What They Are Supposed to Know?
By Ellen-Earle Chaffee
Lessons Learned about Student Learning: Eight Test Cases
Competency-Based Education: What the Board Needs to Know
By Rebecca Klein-Collins, Stanley O. Ikenberry, and George D. Kuh
Board Chairs and Board Professionals: Partners in Governance
By David Rubenstein and Richard Riddell
A board chair and board professional share lessons learned in the key areas where their collaboration contributes most to the board’s work: education, planning, and communication.
Interim Senior-Level Appointments: Why, When, How?
By Joseph S. Johnston Jr.
The tenures of people holding executive-level positions in higher education are increasingly short, and institutions have responded by considering more interim appointments.
Liberal Education vs. Professional Education: The False Choice
By Larry D. Shinn
Does an unbridgeable chasm between “liberal education” and “professional training” truly exist?
Faculty Members and Free Speech Part II: Four Principles for Boards
By Lawrence White
Focus on the Presidency
The Benefits of Good Board Governance
By William E. Troutt
View from the Board Chair
Building Strong Working Relationships
By Robert F. Cioffi
A Question For…
Patricia P. Jackson
What Should Board Members Know about Fundraising?