B4001.02 Trustee Orientation

Operating Standard

Type: Board
Responsible: President
Related Policies: 
          B2000 Unity of Control
          B4000 (Section 1) Governance Commitment
          B4000 (Section 3) Board Authority & Responsibility
          B4001 (Section 8) Trustee Orientation

Linked Procedures: None
Related Laws: 110 ILCS 805
Related Standards: None
HLC Criterion: 2C2C The governing board of the institution is autonomous to make decisions in the best interest of the institution in compliance with board policies and to ensure the institution’s integrity., 5A5A Through its administrative structures and collaborative processes, the institution’s leadership demonstrates that it is effective and enables the institution to fulfill its mission., 5B5B The institution’s resource base supports its educational offerings and its plans for maintaining and strengthening their quality in the future., 5C5C The institution engages in systematic and integrated planning and improvement.

B4001.02 Trustee Orientation PDF


Every voting member of the Board shall complete a minimum of four hours of professional development leadership training (during the first, third and fifth year of their term) to cover such topics as (but not limited to):

  1. Open Meetings Law
  2. Community College & Labor Law
  3. Freedom on Information Law
  4. Contract Law
  5. Sexual Violence on Campus
  6. Financial Oversight/Accountability/Audits/Fiduciary Responsibility

Trainings may be provided by an association established for the purpose of training Community College District Board Trustees or by other qualified providers approved by the State Board.


Change Log

Date of Change Description of Change Governance Unit
06-15-23 Added Procedure Board of Trustees