Practical Wisdom: Thinking Differently About College and University Governance

Practical Wisdom: Thinking Differently About College and University Governance


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ISBN-13: 9781620368398
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/30/2018
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 226,873
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter D. Eckel is senior fellow and director of leadership programs in he Alliance for Higher Education for Democracy in the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. He coleads the Penn Project on University Governance and serves as a trustee at the University of La Verne.

Cathy A. Trower is president of Trower & Trower, Inc., a board governance consulting firm, and former research director at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Foreword by Richard Chait
Introduction: Thinking, Doing, Governing

1) The Evolving Board: Ways to Think About Governing Today
2) The “Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t” Dynamics of Governing
3) Is Your Board Mediocre?
4) Individual Competencies for Collective Impact
5) Right Answers; Wrong Questions
6) Spending Scarce Time Wisely
7) Ensuring Accountability for the Board by the Board
8) Curiosity: The Boardroom’s Missing Element
9) The “Jobs” of Committees (of Drill Bits and Milkshakes)
10) The Culture of Boards: Making the Invisible Visible
11) The (Not So) Hidden Dynamics of Power and Influence
12) The Prime Partnership Between Presidents and Board Chairs
13) Creating the Capacity for Trying Issues
14) Strategy, Higher Education, and Boards (and Forget Planning)
15) Getting to Grips With Shared Governance
16) Governing Circa 1749
16 ½) Half a Chapter: The Unfinished Work

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