The Power of Strategic Thinking, March/April 2012

Volume 20,  Number 2   //    March/April 2012

In this issue, Smith College President Carol Christ writes of the institution’s experience with its Futures Project in The Power of Strategic Thinking. Jacqueline E. King and Allison Jones believe they have a way to address inadequate academic preparation in The Common Core State Standards: Closing the School-College Gap. Protecting and Enhancing Campus Facilities: 6 Principles for Boards, by Harvey H. Kaiser, provides a blueprint to ensure a campus’s physical assets are not only taken care of but cultivated over time. When is a museum more than a museum?  Read Bringing to Life Transformative Ideas, by Janet Whitman, chair of the board of Skidmore College, for a history of a signature element of campus. The 2011 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments was mostly good news for higher ed. David Bahlmann, president and CEO of the Ball State University Foundation; John Walda, NACUBO president and CEO; and Verne Sedlacek, Commonfund president and CEO, tell you why in Higher Education Endowments Return. Plus, several new columns, including a spotlight on Georgetown University board member Ted Leonsis.

In This Issue:

The Power of Strategic Thinking
The Common Core State Standards: Closing the School-College Gap
Protecting and Enhancing Campus Facilities: 6 Principles for Boards
Bringing to Life Transformative Ideas: A Blueprint for Trustees
Higher Education Endowments Return
The Dominating Trustee
Going Beyond Graduation Rates
The Principles of Indemnification, and Why Trustees Should Care About It
Ted Leonsis, Georgetown University
Protecting Minors on Your Campus
Cost Containment in Higher Education
Governing by Consensus
Challenging Times for the Investment Committee
How Is Fundraising for Public Higher Education Changing?