"Regular evaluation of presidential performance is among the top responsibilities assigned to boards of theological schools. It is also a task that many board members prefer not to tackle. So they don't."
So begins the In Trust Center's resource guide, The Board's Responsibility for Evaluating the President, a free resource written by governance expert Rebekah Burch Basinger. The guide outlines five principles to consider so that the board and the president can approach the presidential evaluation with confidence and competence.
Five principles for boards: Presidential evaluation
- Begin early and keep it up
- Keep the process simple (mostly)
- Make the evaluation institution specific
- Focus on learning
- Focus on the future
Also included in the guide are links to videos and articles, as well as a checklist to assess your school's preparedness, and tips for a successful evaluation. You can read it here.
Further resources from the In Trust Center Resource Library regarding presidential evaluation:
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