The Coordinating Board held the annual leadership conference in Austin on November 21 and 22, 2013, to provide training for new and experienced University and Community College trustees. The two day conference provided an overview of the state of higher education in Texas by stating the progress on the Coordinating Board's statewide initiative Closing the Gaps by 2015. Additional topics relevant to Community College leaders include the budgeting process, understanding the revenue mix and financial management of Community College Campuses. The information provided in the short segments provide a refresher for experienced trustees as well. These videos and the assessment for new trustees may be viewed on the Coordinating Board's website by clicking on the following links:
Before voting on a budgetary or personnel matter, each governing board member who holds an appointive position and whose first year of service on the governing board begins on or after January 1, 2016, must complete the intensive short orientation course that includes best practices and transparency in trusteeship and governance.