Center for Effective
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
2004 ACCT Advisory
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.
The new guide is a comprehensive
list of resources and activities to help new trustees learn
about their responsibilities and the colleges they govern.
for CEOs and Board Chairs
The following checklist is
designed to help develop an effective local trustee
Board Roles and Responsibilities
Board roles and
Board self-evaluation processes and
of Good Practice for Trustee Boards
A list of
standards, adopted by the ACCT Board of Directors, in support
of effective community college governance.
Code of Ethics
A model code of ethics for community
college trustees, updated in 2000.
Affirmation of Service for Community College Trustees
pledge for Community College Trustees.
A list of frequently asked questions
from members like you.
Guide to Electing and Appointing Community College