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A growing lack of an educated workforce and the need to increase collaboration among universities compelled 11 large public research universities to form the University Innovation Alliance. Three presidents who are leaders in the Alliance described its work at a recent AGB conference.
Who Audits the Auditor? Assessing the Quality of the Internal Audit Function
By Frank Bossle, Betty McPhilimy, and Michael Somich
Internal audit departments are major contributors to the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and internal control processes, but external reviews are needed to ensure the quality of the unit.
The Sustainable College: Thriving and Serving the Nation in the 21st Century
By Daniel F. Sullivan
A “sustainable” college is one whose educational programs produce graduates prepared for work, life, civic engagement, and service in the 21st century. What will it take for institutions to grow in this direction?
The Virtuous Cycle of Green Revolving Funds
By Mark Orlowski and Mitchell Thomashow
Green revolving funds, which invest in on-campus efficiency projects, are an emerging and distinctive philanthropic investment strategy that can attract a wide variety of donors.
The Link between Financial Aid and Enrollment
By Sandy Baum
How can board members develop long-term strategies for ensuring that financial-aid policies are consistent with institutional mission while also serving fiscal and enrollment goals?
Negotiating the President’s Contract
By Lawrence White
Findings of the Commonfund Study of Responsible Investing
By David Bass
Focus on the Presidency
Sewanee’s Tuition Guarantee
By John M. McCardell Jr.
View from the Board Chair
Focusing on Accountability
By Karen Bearden
A Question For…
How Can Boards and Public Officials Learn from Each Other?