Trusteeship: November/December

Volume 21,  Number 6   //    November/December 2013

Table of Contents 



What Presidents Really Think About Their Boards
By Peter D. Eckel

What do presidents think of the boards they serve? What do they think are boards’ greatest contributions? What frustrates them about boards? A recent AGB survey of presidents provides boards an opportunity to hear the collective views of presidents.

The Changing Role of Accreditation: Should It Matter to Governing Boards?
By Judith S. Eaton

Accreditation’s role is changing in ways that will affect governing boards, as the institutions they oversee face new types of campus reviews. Accreditation will take more time and attention in the future. It will be more demanding. In some ways, accreditation will involve greater risk.

Structuring Boards to Capitalize on Technology’s Power
By Stephen G. Pelletier

Technology permeates higher education today. But how well are college and university boards organized to provide advice and oversight in the realm of all things wired and wireless and within a context that fits that institution’s mission?

5 Ways Today’s Students Are Radically Changing Our Colleges
By Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean

Students on campus today are different from their predecessors in ways that have profound implications for colleges and their boards, according to a study of undergraduates conducted between 2006 and 2012.

Can Boards Ensure a Healthy Future for Historically Black Colleges?
By Alvin J. Schexnider

Are American institutions—and their leaders—ready for the diversity that new generations of students will represent? Which types of institutions are best prepared to educate those students and what can they teach others? And what role should governing boards play?


Focus on the Presidency
What Makes Us a Community
By Bruce D. Benson

View from the Board Chair
Extending Influencial Engagement Beyond the Boardroom
By James E. Shreiner

Legal Standpoint
How Free Is Faculty Free Speech?
By Lawrence White

A Question For…
Barry Glassner and Morton Schapiro
Are the Prophets of Doom Right?