Student Affairs, Boards, and Rebuilding the Public Trust, September/October 2014

Volume 22,  Number 5   //    September/October 2014

This month in Trusteeship, Kevin Kruger tackles the multi-faceted topic of “Student Affairs, Boards, and Rebuilding the Public Trust.” Then, Rick Beyer and David Clinefelter, two higher ed experts who are accustomed to thinking outside the box, ask “Who Succeeds in Online Education? The Board’s Strategic Role.” Ever wonder how boards assist their institutions in tackling big projects? “Going all in for the Alfond Inn: How One Board Helped Bring a Big Idea to Fruition,” by Julie Bourbon tells how one board and college did it, together. If you’ve never thought about your institution’s debt, Scott D. Pattison, in “The Bond Rating: A Financial Oversight Tool for Boards,” tells you why you should. Finally, Thomas C. Meredith, who knows a thing or two about public systems, provides a primer for readers in “Public University Systems: A Checklist for Success.”

In This Issue:

Student Affairs, Boards, and Rebuilding the Public Trust
Who Succeeds in Online Education? The Board’s Strategic Role
Going all in for the Alfond Inn: How One Board Helped Bring a Big Idea to Fruition
The Bond Rating: A Financial Oversight Tool for Boards
Public University Systems: A Checklist for Success
Fashioning an Institutional Response to Government Regulations
Are You Sacrificing Your Reputation to Protect Sacred Cows?
Fostering Board Engagement
A Commitment to Keeping College Affordable
How Can Universities Help Solve Global Problems?