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Center for Effective Governance

The ACCT Center for Effective Governance

ACCT is committed to its mandate of service to trustees and assisting boards to best govern their colleges. The “Trusteeship” area of ACCT’s website is designed to provide information about board and trustee effectiveness. The site is in constant development, guided in part by questions and requests from trustees, chief executives, and others. To ask a question, click on Ask ACCT. Over time, the frequently asked questions and responses will be posted on this website.

In this section, the Center for Effective Governance, the topics are highlighted: 

Responding to the Sarbanes Oxley Act
A 2004 ACCT Advisory

What Are Ethics
Ethics are standards of right and wrong, good and bad. Ethics are concerned with what one ought to do to fulfill one’s moral duty.

New Trustee Orientation
The new guide is a comprehensive list of resources and activities to help new trustees learn about their responsibilities and the colleges they govern.

Checklist for CEOs and Board Chairs
The following checklist is designed to help develop an effective local trustee orientation program.

Governing Board Roles and Responsibilities
Board roles and responsibilities.

Board Self-Evaluation
Board self-evaluation processes and forms.

Standards of Good Practice for Trustee Boards
A list of standards, adopted by the ACCT Board of Directors, in support of effective community college governance.

ACCT Code of Ethics
A model code of ethics for community college trustees, updated in 2000.

Model Affirmation of Service for Community College Trustees
A pledge for Community College Trustees.

Frequently Asked Questions
A list of frequently asked questions from members like you.

A Guide to Electing and Appointing Community College Trustees

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