American higher education is defined by its commitment to shared governance and its history of innovation. As institutions adapt to new realities and prepare to meet future challenges, these two issues are being pushed to the forefront. AGB's Board of Directors will shortly be considering adopting formal statements on these subjects including guiding principles for governing boards and institution leaders. We invite you to offer your thoughts on the draft statements prior to consideration by AGB's board.
Led by a special task force, and building on the theme of AGB's 2017 National Conference on Trusteeship, AGB has developed a prospective board statement on innovation in higher education.
AGB invites you to offer comments and concerns about this draft statement. We also invite your suggestions on a prospective online "innovation toolkit." What kinds of materials would be helpful to you as you and your board explore innovation in higher education (e.g., case studies, podcasts, assessment tools, an inventory of innovative practices)?
This prospective board statement calls upon AGB's substantial work on shared governance, as well as insights from an advisory group composed of experienced board members, senior administrators, and faculty leaders.
The comment period is now closed.