AGB is pleased to share this fifth publication in a series of informational briefings developed as part of The Guardians Initiative: Reclaiming the Public Trust, an effort to educate and engage trustees as advocates on key issues in higher education.
Across the nation, state elected leaders periodically mandate a review or propose legislation to change the oversight of public higher education—to alter or completely reorganize statutory (or constitutional) bodies that determine policy for public colleges and universities.
Smaller, private, independent institutions of higher education across the United States are facing challenging times. This white paper by Edwin H. Welch, president of the University of Charleston, shares lessons gleaned from the institution’s innovative efforts over almost 30 years.
AGB convened its Council of Presidents, an advisory group of 35 college leaders from a wide variety of institutions across North America, on October 15-16, 2016.
AGB is pleased to share this second publication in a series of informational briefings developed as part of The Guardians Initiative: Reclaiming the Public Trust, an effort to educate and engage trustees as advocates on key issues in higher education.
Over the course of nearly two years, 24 historically black colleges and universities intentionally and collectively took stock of their existing governance practices and made appropriate changes to ensure that both parties are effectively fulfilling their distinct duties and responsibilities.
Public higher education is a major recipient of state funding and resources. As such, public colleges and universities directly respond to state needs for higher education and are required to provide transparency in decision-making, which is codified in state open-meeting and record laws. These laws, often termed “sunshine laws,” present challenges and opportunities to institutional leaders a
Campus climate issues continue to pervade many institutions, with related news stories commanding headlines across the country. Through oversight and leadership, college and university governing boards play an important role in helping to create inclusive campuses.
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