First Advisor

Thomas, David F.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Management


School of Management

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

102 pages


Higher education boards are turning to accountable board leadership and macroengagement discussions in lieu of traditional micromanagement of operations. The Policy Governance© model integrates unique principles designed to enable accountable board leadership. This paper describes an Action Research project that was conducted with the Board of Yavapai College. The Board adopted Policy Governance© but failed to practice its tenets. This research seeks to demonstrate whether a technology based board management system, OurBoardroom, that fully implements Policy Governance©, can assist the Board in the practice of the model. Findings indicate that the technology application that provides a template for all aspects of governance success exposes the complexity of the job while, at the same, time provides the tools to master it.

Date of Award

Fall 2005

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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