Trustee Quarterly

On the Road: Do's and Don'ts of Trustee Travel Expenses

Community College trustees throughout the country selflessly volunteer countless hours to govern their colleges, typically without compensation, except for reimbursement for travel expenses. But to protect the goodwill efforts of trustees, it is imperative that boards put into place, and that trustees follow, procedures and guidelines to account for travel and allowable expenses.

Preparing for Change on the Board (Case Study)

This case is provided as a tool to foster discussion on governance issues related to board transition.

For JJ Jones, the past six months had been a challenge unlike any he had faced during his first term as chair of his community college’s board of trustees. With three new trustees about to join the board and a new president starting his tenure, his long-serving peers had elected him unanimously to serve a second term, in part to ensure stability and continuity in board leadership. But things immediately started to change as soon as the three new trustees joined the board.

Prior Learning Assessment: An Essential Process for Empowering Today's Adult Learners

Cathy Brigham

Most adult students with significant work experience have technical and work-related competencies that have been acquired from non-collegiate environments — work, training, military service, or independent study, for example. colleges that offer ways to evaluate this prior learning for college credit can help students progress more efficiently towards a degree, certificate, or credential — saving the student both time and tuition dollars. 

Serving Students With Second Chance Pell

Mark Toner

Incarcerated students and the institutions that serve them share their experiences.

Setting the Agenda for a Successful Board Retreat

Designing the agenda for the board retreat is as important a step as deciding to have a retreat. It is crucial for the topics and focus of the retreat to resonate with the needs and concerns of each of the trustees and the CEO.

Shift Your Mindset, Transform Your Institution

Liz Murphy

Strategic planning can unite community members, change cultures, and create fertile ground for institutional transformation.

Shift Your Mindset, Transform Your Institution

Liz Murphy

Strategic planning can unite community members, change cultures, and create fertile ground for institutional transformation.

Supporting the Distressed Student

Colleen Campbell

With half of community college students facing mental health conditions, institutions should take proactive, integrated steps to address them.

The Community College Baccalaureate

J. Noah Brown

Mission creep or mission focused?

The Complexity Behind AAPI Inclusion: Who Counts?

Pam Y. Eddinger

Disaggregating data can help community colleges move beyond the “model minority” myth and better serve all Asian American and Pacific Islanders.

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