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“Bolstering the Board” Webinar
July 23, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
On Thursday, July 23, Martin Center director of policy analysis Jay Schalin will discuss his latest report, Bolstering the Board: Trustees Are Academia’s Best Hope for Reform. A Q&A session for registered attendees will follow.
From the report’s executive summary:
“Reform cannot be expected to happen in a broad-based, organic fashion from within. The incentives are such that those who see the need for reform put their careers at peril for speaking out. The psychological phenomenon known as ‘groupthink’ is creating a dangerous uniformity in many departments and disciplines.
“Two conditions are needed to effect large-scale reforms in academia: a hierarchical, top-down system of governance that can enact sweeping changes, and for that system to be controlled or heavily influenced by those outside the system. Strong board governance provides both of those
On July 23 at 12pm, please join us to learn more about the case for stronger board control and the pragmatic solutions that can be implemented to reform university governance.