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Alignment Issues in Higher Ed Governance and Governing Boards

Alignment Issues in Higher Ed Governance and Governing Boards

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 128 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Dr. John A. White

In this episode of Changing Higher Ed podcast, Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Dr. John A. White, discuss changes in higher ed governance and governing boards, and strategies for aligning trustees with the CEO’s strategic mission and strategies. Their experience is both higher education and corporate; this is important as higher education governance is becoming more and more like that of corporate governance.

The Pros & Cons of Organizational Transparency

The Pros & Cons of Organizational Transparency

Organizational transparency is here to stay. In fact, some may argue it’s the new competitive advantage. With the digital age in full bloom, it’s never been easier or more convenient for institutions to open doors to how they think and behave.

How JEDI Can Improve Higher Education ROI

How JEDI Can Improve Higher Education ROI

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 126 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Daniel Aguilar

Daniel Aguilar is in the JEDI profession—justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, with a focus on higher education. For him, this endeavor is not about checking off politically correct to-do boxes. He believes that this is more than merely a moral responsibility—improving the lives of individual students also boosts the institution’s return on investment and creates closer alignment with the institution’s mission over both the short and long terms.

EMBRACING A NEW MODEL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION GOVERNANCE PART 3: How New Board Roles Facilitate Institutional Transformation

Embracing a New Model for Higher Education Governance Part 3:

How New Board Roles Facilitate Institutional Transformation

In our series Embracing a New Model for Higher Education Governance, part 1 discussed raising the bar for college and university leaders. In part 2 we covered the updated board duties. Now we continue the series and discuss how new board roles can facilitate institutional transformation. 

Higher education continues to face continual transformational change, and to successfully navigate this change requires a new model of work. While much of this focus is rightfully placed on the operations and academic sides of the equation, the governance process also must change to give colleges and universities the ballast comprised of insights, flexibility, and foresight to move forward confidently in the changing global environment.

ERM - Enterprise Risk Management in Higher Ed Part 3

Enterprise Risk Management in Higher Ed Part 3

Risk Oversight and the Board’s Role in Higher Education Risk Management

The need for enterprise risk management (ERM) in higher ed was underscored by the chaotic nature of 2020. However, as noted in two previous blogs, many higher education institutions are unsure of why and how to develop this type of plan and then administrators’ roles in operationalizing this effort.  This post addresses the other major component that needs to be addressed in creating an ERM plan—the important part that the institution’s board plays in the ERM.

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