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Wise boards engage in strategic thinking, planning, and institutional assessment. Governing boards work in partnership with the administration and faculty to sharpen the school’s priorities through careful goal setting and a clear delineation of institutional objectives.

The board’s role in planning begins with the desired end and circles back to the question of resources — both present resources and those that will be needed in the future, monitoring progress in between.

— In Trust Center’s Wise Stewards Guide



Question for consideration:

What are three strategic priorities of your school? How are they used to frame the board’s work?

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