" 'In most sectors board of directors include many industry experts, and in higher education that's not true. There are often one or two, if any, members of the boards who are higher education experts,' said Merrill Schwartz, vice president of consulting at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. 'It's a lot to ask of members to understand the industry, and trustee education really is a leg up.' "
New Push for Trustee Training by Kellie Woodhouse
We we cannot forget that education is a profession and a field unto itself. Education is no different than medicine: a field in which thousands spend their life in research, practicing, and review with the goal of improving the quality of life for all.
We must start treating it as a profession.