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Top Strategic Issues in Higher Education

Over the past several years, AGB has urged boards to focus on work that is consequential. By that, we mean work that concentrates on strategy rather than management and on long-range issues instead...

Cybersecurity for Colleges and Universities

Michael Hites is the chief information officer and senior associate vice president for administrative IT services at the University of Illinois. He will be giving an expert briefing at AGB's...

Risk and Community Relations

The below is excerpted from Risk Management: An Accountability Guide for University and College Boards by Janice Abraham.Some risks do not fit neatly within the charter and purview of the standing...

Effective Transparency

Devona Williams is a senior consultant with AGB Consulting.Transparency is a cornerstone for building sound communication and trust among key stakeholders—the board of trustees, administration...

Best Practices in Risk Management for Boards

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) combines traditional risk management, strategic planning and internal controls.  The goal of ERM is to move away from viewing risk in a silo, separate and...

Partnerships for Better Strategic Planning

There is a myth that the board should be conducting the strategic planning process entirely by itself. Like most myths, there is a grain of truth: boards should provide guidance and support to the...

NLRB Ruling on the Unionization of Graduate Employees

Yesterday, AGB issued an alert regarding the case involving Columbia University and the National Labor Relations Board, which offered background on the decision, key issues for institutional leaders...

Hierarchy of Board Documents

AGB recently released Legal Primer for Board Operations, designed to provide concise legal information on a variety of topics pertinent to the work of board professionals, legal counsels, board...

Trustees and the Law

Lawrence White is vice president and general counsel at the University of Delaware. He is a regular contributor to Trusteeship magazine and author of the "Legal Standpoint" column. To...

Legal Liability

From Supreme Court cases to wrongful termination suits, modern higher education operates in a climate of legal risks. As fiduciaries, governing boards may bear legal responsibility for institutional...
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