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The 10 Most Essential Attributes of an HBCU Trustee

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

Like many of my friends and colleagues, I have been struck by recently alleged behavior attributed to some HBCU trustees. Unfortunately, the alleged behavior of a few has a way of imputing the character of all HBCU trustees more so than appears to be the case at PWIs.

A New Academic Year and a National Commission

Richard D. Legon | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Richard D. Legon

Of late, we have seen a gap between some boards and presidents concerning online education -- for instance, on the topic of MOOCs (massive open online courses).

College and University Board Independence Strengthens the Nation

Richard D. Legon | Posted 04.17.2013 | College
Richard D. Legon

Our institutions of higher learning have been governed by boards acting independently since our Colonial period. Let us not compromise that most essential (and historic) value--one that has largely worked well--for temporary political expediency.

When Is Disruptive Change Good for a College?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 02.17.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Good communication creates the perfect climate for disruptive system change. The best strategy breeds productive disruption and is widely embraced because the college community is educated on the possibilities, aware of the dangers, and emboldened by the promise that disruptive change offers.