Today, Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust (“Partners”) announced a call for nominations for governing board best practices on college affordability and launched a project website that enables submission of nominations: https://www.pcapt.org/empowertrustees.
Selected case studies will dig deeper and answer important questions, including: What role did governing board members play in bringing about the desired change? How did they collaborate with college presidents and administrators to bring about success? What data did they use to aid their decision making?
In addition to their success stories being highlighted in a promotional campaign around the country, institutions and systems will be compensated for their participation in the case studies.
“Now more than ever, we need the tens of thousands of board members who govern our nation’s colleges and universities to be active participants in driving an agenda of affordability and equity at their institutions,” said Partners president, Dr.James Toscano. “The project is a first step toward making a vision of‘empowered trustees’ a reality by learning what works and arming them with the information they need.”
The project will culminate in a communications campaign that tells the nation’s higher education leaders what was learned and inspire a curiosity for importing best practices to institutions across the United States.