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Have You Looked at Your Foundation MOU Lately?

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) between a public institution and its affiliated foundation documents how the foundation and institution work together, enumerating respective responsibilities,...

The #1 Strategic Priority: Building Endowment

This is the third guest post by F. Gregory Campbell.  He served for twenty-five years as president of Carthage College. Previously he had been special assistant to the president at Yale and the...

Governance Is a Team Sport

Guest post by Carol A. Cartwright, AGB senior consultant.  She was president of Bowling Green State University from 2008-2011, and president of Kent State University from 1991-2006.Like many...

The Upsides of Risk (Is your board too risk-averse?)

Last year, the new CEO of Extended Stay America made news when he printed up a batch of “Get out of jail free” cards for his employees, encouraging them to take risks on behalf of the...

Successful Board Chair and President Partnerships

Few partnerships are more important to institutional success than that between the president and board chair. Occasionally, these matches are “made in heaven," but more often they are...

The Relationship Between Board Members and Faculty

Marla Bobowick, director of AGB Press, interviews Cathy Trower, governance consultant and former administrator, researcher, and faculty member, and Barbara Gitenstein, president of The College of New...

Survey Results: The Changing Role of Foundations [Infographic]

Public university and college foundations play an important role supporting their parent institutions. In recent years, the structure and role of these foundations have begun to change as has their...

A Convening at the White House

President and Mrs. Obama hosted more than 100 higher education leaders at the White House this past Thursday for the College Opportunity Summit.  It was an important opportunity to focus on some...

Boards and Technology [Infographic]

Here are just a few tech facts reported in the June 2013 College Explorer study from re:fuel, a market research company.The average college student owns 6.9 tech devices, with laptops being the most...

Improving Board Oversight of Educational Quality and Student Learning

Over the past few years most boards have faced a series of difficult questions: Are we too expensive? How do we manage costs?  Do employers hire our graduates?Student learning and academic...

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