Trusteeship: March/April

Volume 22,  Number 2   //    March/April 2014

Table of Contents 



The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Boards
By Richard D. Legon

Most boards of colleges and universities don’t reach their potential. In fact, many may suffer from dysfunctions that might not be fully apparent. But boards must strive toward a higher level of performance than ever before. Today’s challenges and expectations demand nothing less.

Surviving & Thriving in Tumultuous Times
By Terrence MacTaggart and Robert A. Sevier

In an era with seemingly relentless new challenges, many colleges and universities need to change—either to reverse a slow yet steady slide into mediocrity or simply to survive. What are the crucial elements for success in today’s environment? Two higher education experts weigh in.

Needed: A New Style of Leader for the New Era
By J. Terrence Franke

As a board member, the next president you select, and the selection and transition processes you follow, may be the deciding factor in whether or not your institution thrives, struggles, or fails. The key to success is being proactive, not reactive, when it comes to leadership planning and transition.

How to Make Shared Governance Work: Some Best Practices
By Steven C. Bahls

Board leaders, faculty leaders, and presidents extol the value of shared governance, but it often means something different to each. Much has been written on the benefits of shared governance, but what practical steps should boards take to help make it happen effectively?

Setting Institutional Student-Aid Policies: New Metrics for Governing Boards
By Don Hossler and Derek Price

Like all major expenses, institutional financial aid, when done well, reflects the mission, as well as the major priorities, of an institution. Yet it remains one of the most complex and least understood areas of institutional expenditures.


Legal Standpoint
Will College Athletes Unionize?
By Lawrence White

Focus on the Presidency
From Accountability to Action
By Robert L. Caret

View from the Board Chair
In Defense of Liberal-Arts Institutions
By Miles C. Collier

A Question For…
Austan Goolsbee
What Does the Economy Hold for the Future of Higher Education?