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CHAE Speaker Series: Trustees in Higher Education, Dr. Roger Baldwin

October 29, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Trustees in Higher Education:

What Do They Do and Why Should We Care?

Trustees fill a vital role in the operations of colleges and universities even though their work is often nearly invisible to students, faculty, and the general public. Legally, trustees are the final authority of the institutions they serve. Controversial events in recent years involving trustees at institutions like the University of Virginia, Penn State, and Michigan State University (MSU) have increased interest in the roles and responsibilities of trustees. Dr. Baldwin, a trustee of Hiram College, will share his knowledge of trustees from his personal experience and empirical research. This session will provide an introduction to the basic duties of trustees in higher education and discuss how trustees are selected or appointed. As Michiganders prepare for an election when new trustees for MSU, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University will be elected, this promises to be a timely and interesting session.

Now a professor emeritus in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE), Dr. Baldwin formerly held the Dr. Mildred B. Erickson Distinguished Chair in HALE. His professional interests include curriculum planning, faculty career development, and evolving conditions in the academic workplace. His recent work focuses on changing faculty appointment patterns,contingent faculty, faculty in the later stages of academic life, and evolving faculty roles and professional activities. Dr. Baldwin has also conducted collaborative research on university trustees with HALE graduates Michael Zeig and Kathy Wilbur. He has published numerous articles on trustees in Trusteeship, a publication of the Association of Governing Boards.

Event Details: 

Date: October 29, 2018

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Location: Erickson Hall, Room 252