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Collegiate Enterprise Solutions Taxonomy of Services

Board of Trustees Governance
1.0 Review of Institutional Governance Structure

1.1 Role and Structure of the Board BOT bylaws

1.2 Role and Responsibilities of the BOT Chairperson
1.2.1 Effective Orientation of New Members
1.2.2 Board Development
1.3 Optimizing the Composition of the Board: Recruitment of Board Members
1.4 Ensuring Long Term Success: What Matters Most
1.5 Committee Structure of the BOT
1.5.1 Essential Committees: Finance; Academic Affairs
1.5.2 Additional Committees and Size of the Board
1.6 BOT Protocols
1.7 Conduct of Meetings
1.8 Fiduciary Responsibilities and Legal Considerations
1.9 The Presidency: Recruitment and Appointment
1.9.1 Orientation to the Role
1.9.2 Providing Critical Recourses to New and Continuing Presidents
1.9.3 Working Effectively with the President
1.9.4 Effective Evaluation of the President
1.10 Role of the Board in Fundraising
1.11 The Trustee as Ambassador
1.12 Role of the Board in Finance and Budgeting
1.13 The Board and Strategic Planning: Models of Involvement
1.14 Overview of the Institutional Financial Aid and the Role of the Board
1.14.1 Institutional Aid Policy: mission; serving students; ensuring success
1.14.2 Monitoring: Effective Use of Metrics
1.15 Academic Quality and Student Learning: The Essentials
1.16 Public Disclosure and Public Expectations for Higher Education
1.17 Regional Accreditation and the Role of the Board
1.18 Town/Gown Relationships
1.19 Title IX and the Cleary Act: Board Responsibilities
1.20 Role of the Board in Succession Planning
1.21 The Role of the Board in Institutional Strategic Planning

Presidential/Institutional Governance

2.0 Building an Effective Relationship with the Board Chair
2.1 Characteristics of an Effective Board
2.1.1 Identifying Expertise
2.1.2 Balancing Board Composition; Meeting Bylaws Requirements
2.2 Collaboration on Board Membership Development
2.2.1 Orientation of Board Members
2.2.2 Appointment of Board Members to Committees; Selection of Committee Chairs
2.3 Maximizing the Potential of Board Committees
2.3.1 Finance Committee
2.3.2 Audit Committee
2.3.3 Academic Affairs Committee
2.3.4 Student Affairs Committee
2.3.5 Development Committee
2.4 Support Fundraising Efforts of the Board
2.4.1 Role of the President
2.4.2 Role of the Development Administrator and Staff
2.5 Seeking Board Input on Major Policy Issues
2.6 Effective Communications with Board Members
2.7 Ensure Effective Board Meetings
2.7.1 Establishing the Agenda
2.7.2 Record-keeping and Staffing
2.7.3 Role of Senior Administrators
2.8 Responsibilities to the Board: What to Share and When
2.8.1 Institutional Emergencies
2.8.2 Institutional Metrics: Key Performance Indicators
2.9 Involving the Board in Strategic Planning
2.10 Technology and the Institution: What Role does the Board Play?
2.10.1 Funding New Initiatives
2.10.2 Institutional Technology Plan
2.11 Managing Facilities Effectively; Planning for the Future
2.12 The Role of Faculty in Institutional Governance
2.13 Using your Legal Counsel Effectively
2.13.1 Benefits of In-House Counsel vs. Use of Outside Counsel
2.13.2 Role of In-House Counsel

Faculty Shared Governance

3.0 Shared Governance within the Academy
3.1 What is Shared Governance?
3.1.1 The AUPP Definition of Shared Governance
3.1.2 Faculty Interpretation
3.1.3 Faculty Participation vs. Administrative Accountability
3.1.4 The Legal Authority of the Governance Board: Implications for Shared Governance
3.2 Faculty Governance Models
3.2.1 Faculty Autonomy in Governance
3.2.2 Delegation of Authority
3.2.3 Best Practices in Shared Governance
3.3 The Concept of Primary Responsibility
3.3.1 Faculty Primacy in Curriculum Matters
3.4 The Role of Communications in Shared Governance
3.4.1 Long Term Planning/Strategic Planning
3.4.2 Decisions on Physical Resources
3.4.3 Allocation of Resources and Budgeting
3.4.4 Choosing a New President/CEO
3.5 The Academy and the Faculty
3.5.1 Primacy of Curriculum, Instruction, Research, Faculty Status
3.5.2 Requirements for Degrees
3.5.3 Participation in Budgeting as Related to Faculty Salaries and Academic Matters



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