Mission, MOOCs, & Money, January/February 2013

Volume 21,  Number 1   //    January/February 2013

Trusteeship magazine begins the new year with a look at the phenomenon of MOOCs (massive open online courses) in Mission, MOOCs, & Money. Kenneth C. Green of the Campus Computing Project asks what are they and what do they mean for boards of colleges and universities? We then turn to the topic of religion on campus, with Religion’s Return to Higher Education: A Primer, by Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen. A perennial issue for boards is how best to orient new members, which Stephen G. Pelletier tackles in Welcoming New Board Members: 15 Tips for Better Orientations. And we close out the issue with a look at how two different public institutions are meeting their goals in difficult times as Stephen M. Jordan, Charles A. Shorter, and Iris Weinshall tell us A Tale of Two Cities: Using Public-Private Partnerships to Create Higher Education Opportunities.

In This Issue:

Mission, MOOCs, & Money
Different Approaches to Online Education
Religion’s Return to Higher Education: A Primer
Welcoming New Board Members: 15 Tips for Better Orientations
What Board Members Say about Trustee Education
A Tale of 2 Cities: Using Public-Private Partnerships to Create Higher Education Opportunities
Coming in 2013: A Year of Cliff Dwelling for Higher Education
Concerns and Forecasts (and Perhaps a Surprise) from Campus Lawyers
The Shapes of Learning
Succession Planning Is Critical to Leadership Transitions
What Should We Know About Investments and Endowments?