October 28, 2005
Best Practices for Community-College Boards
Community colleges have matured and become significantly more complex institutions than they were a decade or two ago. At the same time, the public has increasingly acknowledged the important role that such colleges play in the economic vitality of our local communities. Yet that maturity and recognition have brought unprecedented challenges to their governing boards, which, if not dealt with, could damage community colleges' ability to fulfill their institutional missions.