Trustee Talk

trustee talk

Answering your questions about issues affecting boards today

Trustee Talk is an electronic question-and-answer newsletter for guidance on challenging issues in community college governance. 

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Issue 1: Welcoming New Trustees

Issue 2: Board and Trustee Micromanagement

Issue 3: Votes of No Confidence

Issue 4: Travel Policies to Avoid Overspending

Issue 5: Broadcasting Board Meetings

Issue 6: Trustee Participation in Board Meetings via Interactive Teleconferencing (Part 1 of 2)

Issue 7: Trustee Participation in Board Meetings via Interactive Teleconferencing (Part 2 of 2)

Issue 8: Responding to Community Unrest (Part 1 of 2)

Issue 9: Responding to Community Unrest (Part 2 of 2)

Issue 10: "To keep and bear arms" - Implications for Governing Boards

Issue 11: Being Open to Discussing Mental Health Issues: The Board’s Role on College Campuses

Issue 12: Colleges Fire Up Resources for Their Communities

Issue 13: Sexual Misconduct Prevention on College Campuses

Issue 14: GISS and State Systems

Issue 15: Guns on Campus - A Loaded Issue (Part 1)

Issue 16: Tribal Colleges Remain Unique to Preserve Indigenous Culture

Issue 17: Free Speech Issues on College Campuses, Part I