Making Metrics Matter: How to Use Indicators to Govern Effectively, January/February 2011

Volume 19,  Number 1   //    January/February 2011

The January/ February 2011 issue of Trusteship covers a variety of topics concerning governance: from how metrics can be a vital tool to the importance of keeping board-president relationships fresh to the future of online education. For the cover story, Trusteeship tapped three leaders of prominent institutions to discuss how they use metrics to govern. “Board Complacency and the Experienced President” and “Freedom to Fail? The Board’s Role in Reducing College Dropout Rates” tackle the issue of pursing excellence both in the board room and around campus. “Online Education: Where Is It Going? What Should Boards Know?” explores the evolution of online learning and “Board Budget Decisions: Protecting and Building Your Institution’s Assets” covers ways boards can be more strategic about the evergreen issue of spending.

In This Issue:

Making Metrics Matter: How to Use Indicators to Govern Effectively
Board Complacency and the Experienced President
Freedom to Fail? The Board’s Role in Reducing College Dropout Rates
Online Education: Where Is It Going? What Should Boards Know?
Board Budget Decisions: Protecting and Building Your Institution’s Assets
Autonomy and the Pursuit of Innovative Solutions
Why Do the New Financial Industry Regulations Matter to Higher Education?
Do Ask, Don’t Tell-The Proper Board Recipe
The Impact of State Disinvestment on Board Responsibilities
Higher-Education Chief Executives and Service on Corporate Boards
What Should Boards Know About the Common Core State Standards?