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Morehouse College Governance Brianna Araya, Rose Calder, Jameco McKenzie & Jazmin Ramirez

Morehouse College Governance

Morehouse College Governance Brianna Araya, Rose Calder, Jameco McKenzie & Jazmin Ramirez

Brianna Araya, Rose Calder, Jameco McKenzie & Jazmin Ramirez

Morehouse College Governance Brianna Araya, Rose Calder, Jameco McKenzie & Jazmin Ramirez
Morehouse College Governance Brianna Araya, Rose Calder, Jameco McKenzie & Jazmin Ramirez

Learning Outcomes

Students will understand a brief overview of the higher education

governance context on the state and institutional level

Students will learn what makes Morehouse College governance different

from other institutional types Students will gain information on a contemporary issue of governance at

Morehouse College Students will understand how to apply this knowledge to their student affairs practice

Morehouse College Demographics

HBCU

Founded in 1867 in Atlanta, GA

All male enrollment

Approximately 2,500 undergraduate students

164 full time faculty & 63 part time - 100% tenure

27 majors offered

1,600 students live on campus

Morehouse College Demographics ● HBCU ● Founded in 1867 in Atlanta, GA ● All male enrollment

Morehouse College Mission

The mission of Morehouse College is to develop men with disciplined minds to lead lives of leadership and service by emphasizing the intellectual and character development of its students and by assuming a special responsibility for teaching the history and culture of black people.

Overview of State Governance

State Board of Technical & Adult Education

 

22 voting members; non-student & non-faculty

2 year statutory type

Board oversees 35 institutions

Must have state residents

10 meetings annually

University System of Georgia Board of Regents

18 voting members; non-student & non-faculty

2 & 4 year constitutional type

Must have state residents

No requirement of meetings

Oversees Georgia Public Library System

Overview of State Governance ● State Board of Technical & Adult Education ○ 22 voting members;

Overview of Institutional Governance

Board of Trustees

○ ○ ○ ○ 36 members Meets 3 times during the academic year 11 committees Selects
36 members
Meets 3 times during the academic year
11 committees
Selects the President of Morehouse College
Manage the institution
Reviewing & approving the institution’s mission, values & purpose

Distinction in Morehouse Governance

Association of Governing Boards has a new initiative to strengthening HBCU Governance and Leadership

Distinction in Morehouse Governance Association of Governing Boards has a new initiative to strengthening HBCU Governance

The plan has four goals:

To strengthen HBCUs by enhancing governance practices, capacity and structures

To advance effective working relationships between HBCU presidents and boards

To develop the capacity of presidents’ cabinets to support the work of boards more effectively

To help facilitate engagement among HBCU leaders on governance and other issues

Strengthening HBCU Governance and Leadership

Started in 2014

HBCUs had to apply to be 18-month program

They provided professional development opportunities through HBCU

Governance and Leadership Institute This Institute focuses on the skills and and knowledge necessary for govern effectively.

Institutional Governance Issue

Faculty members voted no confidence to chairman, Robert Davidson

Institutional Governance Issue ● Faculty members voted no confidence to chairman, Robert Davidson

Discussion Questions

  • 1. What organizational framework do you believe was used by the Board of Trustees in their decision to not reappoint the President of Morehouse College?

  • 2. Although found to be legal, do you believe it was ethical for the Chairman to lock out the student & faculty trustees? Does this diminish the symbolic value of having all voices at the table to make a decision?

  • 3. How does the actions of the Board of Trustees either conflicts or supports the mission of Morehouse College?

References

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. Retrieved on March 27 th 2017 from:

Education Commission of the States. Retrieved on March 27 th 2017 from:

Harris, A. (2017, April 3). Media attention at morehouse college will trigger investigation by accreditor. Retrieved April 4, 2017, from http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/media-attention-at-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=texNvAO7UbE