Trusteeship: March/April

Volume 26,  Number 2   //    March/April 2018

Table of Contents



New Literacies for a Digital Age
By Joseph Aoun

An interview with Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun, author of Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, examines displacement of humans by machines and proffers a new model of learning.

A Fresh Perspective on Greek Life
By Kim Krisberg

Some institutions are shining a positive light on Greek-letter and student organizations while taking innovative steps on hazing prevention.

IT: The New Strategic Imperative
By John O’Brien

The “technology tsunami” on college campuses is compelling boards to engage in strategic conversations about related challenges and opportunities.

The Complexities of Student Success
By Jim Hundrieser and Terri Dautcher

The authors look at the many facets of student success, including persistence, student readiness, and degree planning.

The Business of Higher Education
By Sandy Baum, Andrew Delbanco, and Morton O. Schapiro

Excerpts from the first briefing in AGB’s Guardians Initiative illuminate the value proposition of higher education.

Recognizing Exceptional Boards

The annual John W. Nason Awards honor fi ve boards that are exemplars of innovation, creativity, and leadership.


Legal Standpoint
Orientation and Training on Legal Issues
By Steve Dunham

Focus on the Presidency
De-Stressing in the Presidential Pressure Cooker
By Jo Allen

View from the Board Chair
The Complexities of Board Appointments
By Bill Thorndike

A Question For… 
Terry Rhodes
What Do Boards Need to Know About Educational Quality?