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resources of value to board members of Seventh-day Adventist schools, colleges and universities


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    Adventist Professionals' Network Lifelong
    Have you registered yet? The Adventist Professionals' Network (APN) is a global registry of Seventh-day Adventist professionals in any field. Housed at the world headquarters of the Church, APN will help locate candidates for positions, consultants with expertise,...

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    GC Publications for Adventist Colleges and Universities Tertiary-Lifelong
    Online documents published by the General Conference Office of Education for higher education institutions include: * Quality Management in Higher Education * Strategic Planning in Higher Education * Is Adventist Education Worth It? ...

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    Philosophy of Adventist Education - GC Working Policy 2003 Preschool-Lifelong
    The Seventh-day Adventist Philosophy of Education statement serves as a guideline for Adventist educational institutions world-wide. This includes sections entitled: Premises; Rationale; Aims and Mission; Agencies of Education (home, local and world church,...

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    IAD School Board Manual for Secondary Schools Grade 9-Grade 12
    This School Board Manual for Secondary Schools covers school constituencies, school operating boards, general school policies and practices, personnel, finance, and curriculum. FAQ, school board members' qualifications, code of ethics, and philosophy of education...

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    A Board Member's Guide to Financial Statements Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article can assist board members in the enormous task of ensuring that schools use their financial resources wisely so as to achieve their mission. It is their responsibility to adequately monitor the financial records of the school. Questions that board...

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    A Comparison of the Role Expectations of the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Selected Universities in Michigan as Perceived by Five Status Groups Tertiary
    Problem: The university board chairperson performs many tasks in his/her position. However, it appears that there is a lack of consensus on the chairperson's role. Therefore, this study was concerned with the role expectations of the board chairperson...

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    A Guide for School Board Success Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The purpose of this manual is to assist individuals to become effective school board members and provide boards with the tools to operate successfully. Conference superintendents of schools and local administrators are encouraged to use this manual for...

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    A Look at the Board of One Adventist University Tertiary-Lifelong
    Lawrence Geraty, the President of La Sierra University, shares the similarities and differences of Adventist university and college board of trustees from the perspective of his university.

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    A New Framework of Governance Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "This article presents a new framework for the governance of Christian Schools—a Community Governance Framework that centres on the key roles and relationships contained within that community. Relationships are central to the Community Governance...

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    A Quick Start Guide - School Board Member Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This Quick Start Guide for School Board Members is full of important information to help you fulfill your responsibilities to the church school. This guide contains a job description, instructions for getting started, tips for maintaining a successful...

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    A Survivor's Guide For School Board Members Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This manual provides orientation for new members appointed to Adventist church school boards. Topics covered include: organizing new schools and establishing school boards, locating a new school campus, fund-raising for major projects, developing a sound fiscal...

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    Adventist School Board Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "A critical component of any successful Adventist school is an informed and efficient local board. I have put together a summary sheet highlighting some items that may assist boards with school governance."

  • American School Board Journal Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The website of the American School Board Journal. Access to current and archived articles that chronicle change, interpret issues, and offer readers -- some 40,000 school board members and school administrators -- practical advice on a broad range of topics...

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    An Inquiry of Governance Training , Perceptions of Board Members Qualifications , and Board Assessments of Day Academies in the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Purpose of study: The purpose of the study was to investigate the school boards of non-boarding secondary schools in the Southern Union regarding their governance training programs, the perceptions of the board members regarding their qualifications,...

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    Board Book Checklist - SSD Sample Grade 1-Tertiary
    A checklist of items to include in the suggested 'Board Book' prepared by principal and board chair, for board members to reference during meetings.

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    Board Members' Guidebook East-Central Africa Division 2008 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This East-Central Africa Division handbook contains excerpts of presentations made during the Board members' seminar organized and conducted by the ECD Leadership and Education Department. This guide was compiled to assist in fostering an understanding of...

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    Board of Education Checklist - SSD Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This one-page document, prepared by the Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD), consists of a list of documents and necessary information that should be easily available for board members to make decisions. Documents include agendas; minutes; financial, accreditation,...

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    Board, Faculty, Community - Structure to Results Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2015 ASDASA presentation relating to school boards and a successful school business model gives "a fast paced overview of structural thinking leading to behavior change that leads to results. How do you define your WHY? How does that get you results?"...

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    Boardmanship 101 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is your school under managed and over led? In this 2018 NAD convention presentation, "discover the difference between managing and leading. What is the board's role in school improvement? Learn an alternative manner in presenting the fiscal health of...

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    Boardsmanship 101 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A comprehensive discussion on the role of a board member and trustee in the successful governance and operation of educational Seventh-day Adventist institutions. Some topics include: Why is Boardsmanship Important?; Roles and Responsibilities; Board Members...

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    Budgets and Boards Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A schools budget plan reflects is commitment to education in monetary terms. The combined efforts of staff, school organizations, constituency members, and the board, in preparing the budget, will help schools become more accountable to those they serve. Topics...

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    Building Your Fundraising Team - Avoiding the Solo Performance Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "It’s vital to develop a functional and professional team of volunteers, board members, colleagues, and others who participate in the fundraising process. This 2012 NAD session PPT and handout provides suggestions and materials for building a successful fundraising team."

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    Can Adventist College Boards Pass the Test? Tertiary-Lifelong
    With higher education facing serious financial, enrollment, and identity challenges, college boards are the object of considerable discussion and controversy. During this year following the General Conference Session most of the Adventist colleges and universities...

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    Challenging the Status Quo - The Journey from a So-So School to an Effective One Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the special JAE issue on staff development discusses the process that the school board at South Bend Junior Academy (Indiana) went through to address the two major problems: declining enrollment and nonpayment of tuition. This report shares...

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    Communicating Financial Matters - Expectations of the School Business Officer Kindergarten-Lifelong
    To be an effective team member, the school business officer must be acutely aware of the expectations of the office and skillfully craft his or her responses to the different audiences served.... The most important responsibility of the school business officer...

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    CUC Recommended Elements of a K-12 System - Governance Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This document outlines the roles of a superintendent or vice president of education, the conference K-12 Board of Education, the conference office of education's personnel, financial and administrative functions, and their relationship with school and other...

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    CUC Sample School Constitutions Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Found on the Columbia Union Conference's website, this document contains three sample school constitutions for the K-12 and academy levels.

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    Effective School Boards PowerPoint - Columbia Union Preschool-Grade 12
    This PowerPoint complements the Columbia Union Conference School Board Manual.

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    Eight Pet Peeves of Adventist College and University Board Members Tertiary-Lifelong
    Richard Osborn addresses the challenges of serving on college and university boards by identifying 8 complaints/concerns board members often share. He offers solutions for each one, and suggests that implementing the solutions will enable boards, collectively...

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    Eine Grundsatzerklarung zur Erziehungsphilosophie Preschool-Lifelong
    The Philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist Education statement serves as a guideline for Adventist educational institutions world-wide. This includes sections entitled: Premises; Rationale; Aims and Mission; Agencies of Education (home, local and world church,...

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    Ethical Issues for College / University Boards of Trustees Tertiary-Lifelong
    The authors of this article conducted in-depth interviews with eight board chairpersons or secretaries of Adventist colleges and universities in the North American and Southern Asia-Pacific divisions in order to identify issues relating to ethics at the board...

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    Governing Board Autonomy, Independence, and Accountability in Colleges and Universities - Guidelines Tertiary
    This document was designed to assist trustees and governors in understanding how the board functions and demonstrates accountability to all concerned parties. It recognizes that while denominational colleges and universities function in widely differing political,...

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    Hawaii Conference Model K-8 School Bylaws Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A sample K-8 Adventist school bylaws shared by the Hawaii Conference superintendent of education.

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    Hawaii Conference Model K-8 School Constitution Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A model Adventist K-8 school constitution shared by the Hawaii Conference superintendent of education.

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    Help Wanted: College and University Trustees Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article looks at the qualifications college and university trustees, who serve as a vital link in the governance process of Adventist higher education, should have.

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    How to Deal With Difficult Parents and Board Members Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Guidelines to help teachers deal with parents and board members. These include learning school rules, adapting personal style, enhancing communication, curriculum crises, professional growth, keeping parents informed, discussing classroom rules with students,...

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    Information essential for accountability and planning as identified by board chairs and principals of Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools have been facing problems with enrollments and finances. The purpose of this research was to identify those elements of information and data that the board chairs...

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    Is it Time to Change the Governance Structure of SDA Education? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author discusses British Columbia provincial legislation for education, independent school associations, the Catholic school governance model, and struggles faced by the current Adventist educational system. Should our schools become locally governed?

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    Is My School Board Effective? Grade 1-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation will make you aware of a governance model for running a school board. It shows the proper relationship between the faculty, staff and the board.

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    JAE Editorial: Professional Trustees Must Demonstrate Leadership Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Guest editor Ed Boyatt previews articles, listed below, in the third issue on Boardmanship for K-12 and college/university board members or trustees. Articles in this issue include: ...

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    JAE Editorial: Choosing to Stand Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Dulan prompts readers to consider the impact of not speaking up on committees or boards. When members of committees and boards choose not to share their own ideas or rightly speak out regarding the perspectives of those they represent, their participation...

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    JAE Editorial: School Boards--A Key Role Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Administration and leadership in Adventist education is the focus of this special issue. Rasi notes that an educational institution's stability, continuity, and success are risk without the support of its board. This editorial outlines and summarizes the role...

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    JAE Editorial: The Stewardship of Boardsmanship Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Osborn shares six biblical principles of members of school boards or trustees of higher education. Articles included in this issue: Principals and Boards: A Team The...

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    Legal Responsibilites of Board Members Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Charles McKinstry examines the legal responsibilities of school boards and its individual members. He also discusses areas of particular concern for Adventist school boards. Topics include: Conflict of Interest; Protection of Students; Protection of Employees;...

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    Legal Responsibilities of School Board Members Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article provides an overview of the primary legal responsibilities of a school board and its members. Conflict of interest, protection of students and employees, finances, insurance, and confidentiality and defamation are topics discussed in this reprint...

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    Local Church Adventist Education Leaders Can Help Boost Seventh-day Adventist Education Lifelong
    Lists and discusses responsibilities of Adventist Education leaders (previously called secretaries) to support their schools within the church and community.

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    Memorandum to a Trustee Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A college/university faculty member outlines seven things they need trustees to do: 1. Understand the nature and scope of our educational enterprise 2. Be a cheerleader for the work my colleagues and I are trying to do 3. Respect me professionally...

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    Mission Enablers: Nonprofit Boards and Leadership blog Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "How the board interacts with the staff, how it makes decisions, and what issues it focuses on are important to the sustainability of the organization. We provide short, simple, useful guidance that makes board governance easier and improves organizational sustainability."

  • National School Boards Association - NSBA Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This website includes articles from NSBA's publication, School Board News, links to resources on school board related issues, and organization links. The NSBA's purpose is excellence and equity in public education through school board leadership.

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    Prayer Breakfast Grade 1-Grade 12
    Suggested program for a breakfast with the purpose of bonding home, church and school, identifying and encouraging support of key players and prayers.

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    Preserving the Identity of the Governance Process Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Issues that impede higher education boards from managing and governing Adventist colleges/universities effectively are discussed, including: 1) members who are unfamiliar with the process of governance, 2) mixed identity or divided loyalties, and 3) the approval...

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    Principals and Boards - A Team Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What is the purpose of the governing board of an Adventist school? The author presents the results of his observations as a participant on a number of boards. He posits that boards can effectively serve three major functions: policy making and enforcement;...

  • Robert's Rules of Order Grade 9-Lifelong
    The revised and updated version of Robert's Rules of Order are all online here.

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    Sample K-12 School Constitution Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A sample constitution for an Adventist K-12 school in the North American Division. This document includes a preamble, articles of constitutions and bylaws. The constitution articles include name and location, philosophy and purposes, objectives, non-discriminatory...

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    School Board Governance Training - Myth or Must? Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article discusses the responses of a questionnaire given to school board members of Adventist day academies in the Southern Union Conference concerning board governance training. Member role definition, legal responsibilities, and accountability were...

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    School Board Manual - NAD Columbia Union Preschool-Grade 12
    Download this practical guide to best practices and policies for governing boards of education in the North American Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist schools.

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    School Board Manual - NAD Southern Union Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This Southern Union School Board Manual contains major policies, plans, and procedures recommended for the administration of conference schools. The materials in this manual are in harmony with the information and policies of the North American Division and...

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    School Board Manual - NAD Southwestern Union K-10 Kindergarten-Grade 10
    This Southwestern Union School Board Manual K-10 contains major policies, plans, and procedures recommended for the administration of conference schools. This manual is designed to effect a caring, involved application of principles that will lead to more...

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    School Board Member Guidelines - NAD North Pacific Union Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This manual was developed to help individuals to become effective board members. Some areas of Union policy are referred to and summarized. The purpose of this manual is to provide a basis whereby board members can ask good, in-depth questions of administrators...

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    School Board Member Handbook - NAD Mid-America Union Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Created for Adventist school board members in the NAD Mid-America Union Conference, this handbook includes 8 chapters titled: organization and functions, effective board membership, effective board meetings, effective leadership, financial management, curriculum...

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    School Board Member Ministry Description Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This webpage outlines the responsibilities or duties of church school board members.

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    School Boards Can Improve Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This ASDASA 2015 session distinguishes between leading and managing as it clarifies the roles and responsibilities of effective boards. It prioritizes the importance of strategic planning and assessing the success of your school. Documents in the...

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    School Improvement - How to achieve it? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Always a focus of principals, faculty, and school boards, school improvement depends on four factors: attitude, action steps, collaboration, and initiative. This article briefly describes each.

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    SDACC Office of Education Master Plan Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A master plan stating the goals which guide the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada's (SDACC) Office of Education in directing the K-12 education system throughout Canada. The plan addresses six goals: administration, spirituality, curriculum and instruction,...

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    Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education Governing Boards - A Snapshot Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Canosa shares findings from a survey of trustees of four NAD college/university governing boards. Trustees' perceptions about the extent to which their respective boards employed preferred group practices and behaviors identified in "The Effective Board...

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    Statements on Theology and Academic Freedom and Accountability Tertiary-Lifelong
    The 1987 Annual Council of the General Conference Executive Committee voted this official position paper regarding theological freedom and accountability. This paper was presented at the 8th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Streamlining the Adventist School Board Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article explores one school's attempt to cure board dysfunction through an ongoing experiment in restructuring its board. The background of the experiment, advantages of small group governance, maintaining representation while vesting power in a small...

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    Substantial Change in Program Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download the NAD Policy for Schools Substantially Changing Educational Program during a voted accreditation term.

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    Teachers Look At Their School Boards Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Results of a survey conducted to examine the school board's impact on the life of the church employee. Discussion on attitudes and perceptions of teachers and principals toward board members is also presented. Topics include: Identified Problems; Poor Communication...

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    Technology Planning - A Guide for School Boards Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Every Adventist school needs to have a technology plan that is supported by its governing board, administration, and teaching staff. To ensure successful use of technology in the classroom, school boards should follow five basic steps: Visioning, Planning, Modeling, Funding, and Training.

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    The Blessings of Serving on a Small School Board Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Working with school boards in small schools can be a tremendously rewarding experience if one is willing to work with the community, listen carefully, gather support, and appreciate God's blessing. Topics in this article include: School board is like a family;...

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    The Board's Role In Teacher Employment Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Who has the official authority to hire and fire certificated teachers in the Seventh-day Adventist school system? This article examines the role of local school boards and conference offices of education in the process of employing quality teachers. Topics...

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    The Case Against Committees Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Why not form a committee?" is often the clarion cry of many a school or operating board. According to Furst, "Committees can slow progress, strangle innovation, promote mediocrity and discourage initiative." His article addresses the effectiveness...

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    The Challenge to Lead Kindergarten-Lifelong
    When boards govern, are they leading or managing? This article addresses the concern that many Adventist K-21 school boards over-manage and under-lead, by exploring key distinctions between leading and managing. Both skills are essential to perform four roles:...

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    The Challenging World of a Board Chair Kindergarten-Lifelong
    An experienced school board chair shares thoughts on what to expect from board chairs in this challenging time for Adventist education. Five diverse groups that continuously interact are named. Seven suggestions on how board chairs can function most effectively...

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    The Firing of Mary Mediocre - The Case for Due Process at the School Board Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article outlines how to put due process into practice within the biblical perspective of Adventist education. "Due process is a legal concept embedded in the United States constitution, as well as the laws of many other nations. It is based on the...

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    The Future of Adventist Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    A board chairman's perspective on the future of Adventist higher education. Issues to be addressed for Adventist education to survive along its chartered lines include: communicating the importance of Christian education, information sharing, enhancing the secondary school relationship, addressing financial dilemmas, cutting operating costs, too many colleges, salaries, and institutional board responsibilities.

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    The Perceptions of Governing Board Performance Held By Trustees of Four Adventist Colleges - Select Group Practices and Behaviors in Six Competencies Tertiary
    Higher education board governance has, in recent years, garnered growing attention among authors and researchers, particularly in light of a confluence of social, political, and economic factors affecting the viability of private and independent colleges....

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    The Principal as Board Officer Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Effective school boards fulfill four essential roles and the principal has a key involvement in each. A school board's success depends on the teamwork and collaboration of its members. The principal, as executive secretary, fills the most important position...

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    The Role and Responsibilities of Andrews University Trustees as Perceived by Themselves Tertiary
    Problem: The university board of trustees is the single most important group of the university to guide an institution in fulfilling its goals and objectives. While it may seem that trustees have a grasp of their responsibilities to the institution...

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    The School Board: If You Build It, They Will Come! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Seely outlines the process of building an effective school board.

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    The Significant Role of the School Board in Enrolling Children Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Vernon Langdon discusses the role of the school board when children of the local church are not enrolled in elementary school or academy.

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    Trustee and trusteeship of selected private universities and colleges in the United States of America and Canada Tertiary
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the demographics, responsibilities and role perceptions of board members in all Universities and Colleges of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada and the United States of America. The study dealt...

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    What is a Competent School Board Member? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Lloyd Robinson shares that when school boards are comprised of the right type of board members, the right things happen, and vice versa. It has been said that "the right time to fire a person is when you don't hire him." The same is true of board...

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    Who's In Charge? Observations on Governance In Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Adventist historian Greenleaf shares keypoints in Adventist education history regarding issues of governance, and the relationship between church and school administration. The article strives to answer the question, "Will the weight of circumstances...

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    Why Ex Officio Board Members and Invitees are Essential Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article outlines how to help ex officio board members and invitees be as effective as possible. It includes advice to both boards and to ex officio board members and invitees.