Davis (2000). Issues in Community College Governance.

Davis, G. (2000). Issues in Community College Governance. Retrieved September 14, 2008, from http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ResourceCenter/Projects_Partnerships/Current/NewExpeditions/IssuePapers/Issues_in_CC_Governance.htm.

“Systematic monitoring …”

“… regularly assessed …”

“… political legitimacy …”

“… provides it with a legal charter …”

“… conflict usually results …”

“… many trustees default and delegate proper board responsibilities to the professionals at the college.”

“Too few boards take seriously the task of organizing their business and clarifying their own role and responsibilities.”

“… analyze internal and external trends and make projections.”

“… common issues with high school boards, hospital boards, county boards, city councils, and chambers of commerce.”

“… students of social change …”

“… tenure and collective bargaining can create the (perhaps faulty) impression that faculty are a pampered class.”

“The inclusion of students and faculty representatives on boards can also create conflicts of interest.”

“… seek faculty and student input …”

“Boards need input; they don’t need conflicts of interest.”

“… accountability …”

“Lines of accountability must be clarified …”

“Governance systems must be restructured …”

“… determine what is in the public interest.”

“… to take on partners in their task.”

“… initial orientation to their responsibilities and regular training as well.”

“… consult regularly with with representatives of student and employee groups.”

“… consult regularly with other educational boards and officials who serve the same citizenry.”

“… recall of irresponsible trustees should be implemented in every state.”

“… should be required to report regularly to the public …”

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