The Tax Law: Considerations for Boards, January/February 2018

Volume 26,  Number 1   //    January/February 2018

Trusteeship kicks off 2018 with A Winter of Discontent: Tax Policy, Trust, and the Future of Higher Education, in which Kevin P. Reilly and Richard Novak walk readers through the implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to higher ed institutions. Next, Lesley University President Jeff A. Weiss how boards can exercise their fiduciary roles in the new paradigm of Growth and Transformation: A New Era for Mergers. The Scholarly Educator: A Case for New Faculty Models by Daniel Scott and Adrianna Kezar examines the unique position board members are in to lead change by indicating the key values that should transform faculty work. Duane Kilty outlines a six-step strategy for financial planning to create systemic change and strengthen institutional health in Strategic Finance: The 4% Solution. We wrap up with a piece on Boards and Vice Presidents: Bridging the Divide by William A. Laramee, a look into when and how trustees can reach out to vice presidents—and when it’s best not to. Happy reading!

In This Issue:

A Winter of Discontent
Growth and Transformation: A New Era for Mergers
The Scholarly Educator: A Case for New Faculty Models
Strategic Finance: The 4% Solution
Boards and Vice Presidents: Bridging the Divide
Understanding and Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege
We Can Do Hard Things
Journal Club: A Successful Strategy for Trustee Education
How Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect Colleges and Universities?