Posted on 10/30/2020 By Jay Blossom
Read about a scenario planning webinar that Chronicle of Philanthropy produced, in partnership with the Monitor Institute by Deloitte, called “Planning & Decision Making in Uncertain Times.”
Posted on 11/24/2019 By Amy Kardash
Reducing expenses, decreasing enrollment, increasing costs, and shrinking revenue. These are the current realities of higher education. Are your board members asking the right questions in response?
Posted on 10/6/2019 By Matt Forster
A series of articles on theological education from EthicsDaily.com recently caught our attention. Here’s a quick summary.
Posted on 9/10/2019 By Amy Kardash
Board members often lament the lack of time in board meetings to focus on strategic issues and trends that really affect the future of the institution. Many boards struggle with spending too much time on the present, or even on the past. They prioritize reports from staff and committees but leave little time for robust discussions about moving forward.
Posted on 8/24/2019 By Emilie Babcox
Robert S. Landrebe, who has just retired as senior vice president at Asbury Theological Seminary, offered advice for finding clarity in your school’s future in the Spring 2014 issue of In Trust. In his article titled “To create the future, selectively abandon the past,” Landrebe offers blunt but empathic advice to schools facing shrinking enrollment (in other words, most schools): “Let me describe theological education as an ‘industry.’ We are part of an industry that has a vital mission that serves the church. But, over the last decade, our student market has been in decline. During this decade we haven’t adjusted our expenses in response to a shrinking market. Rather, expenses have risen even faster than the consumer price index."
Posted on 7/20/2019 By anonymous
In the May issue of Colloquy, the online newsletter from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), two representatives from Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity School offer some reflections on Andover Newton’s transition from a freestanding theological school to an embedded seminary.
Posted on 7/18/2019 By Matt Forster
When an issue of Trusteeship magazine has the theme of “Institutions in Crisis,” you know you’re in for some great articles on board governance. Handling crises — whether postponing them, mitigating their effects, or managing the fallout — is a big part of leading an institution. And there are all sorts of events and circumstances that may qualify as a crisis.