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Bad Board Behaviors: Undermining Growth and Development at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Underserved Populations at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

ISBN: 978-1-78754-841-1, eISBN: 978-1-78754-840-4

Publication date: 12 November 2018

Abstract

The purpose of the chapter is to develop a typology of bad behaviors characteristic of governing boards and to compare the bad behaviors identified in the typology to the governing boards’ expected roles and responsibilities. Several examples of bad governing board behaviors that have occurred at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are explored through the lens of the typology. The author argues that the bad behavior of governing boards responsible for the nations’ HBCUs inhibits strategic planning, undermines growth and development, and threatens the long-term viability of these institutions. Finally, recommendations intended to minimize the impact of bad board behaviors are proposed.

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Taylor, M.C. (2018), "Bad Board Behaviors: Undermining Growth and Development at Historically Black Colleges and Universities", Underserved Populations at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Diversity in Higher Education, Vol. 21), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 215-237. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-364420180000021015

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