Governance Quiz For Westmont College Trustees

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Governance Quiz For Westmont College Trustees

Governance consultant Robert C. Andringa, of The Andringa Group, met with the Westmont College Board of Trustees for several sessions during the trustee retreat in January 2010. Among other things, Andringa noted that: An effective organization almost always has an effective board; and An effective board scores high on the "10 Attributes of Effective Nonprofit Boards. " This quiz is based on these 10 attributes and on their application at Westmont. After completing each question, you will be shown correct answers as well as the pertinent attribute and information about its application at Westmont.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to Andringa,
    • A. 

      Trustees may only wear governance hats at the college.

    • B. 

      Trustees may wear multiple hats at the college.

  • 2. 
    According to Andringa,
    • A. 

      Trustees wear their college governance hats at all times.

    • B. 

      Trustees wear their college governance hats only when doing board work as a board.

  • 3. 
    According to Andringa, board policies may be formulated by
    • A. 

      The Board only

    • B. 

      The Staff only

    • C. 

      Either the Board or Staff

    • D. 

      The Board and Staff

  • 4. 
    According to Andringa, board policies are determined by
    • A. 

      The Board only

    • B. 

      The Staff only

    • C. 

      Either the Board or Staff

    • D. 

      The Board and Staff

  • 5. 
    According to Andringa, board policies are generally implemented by
    • A. 

      The Board only

    • B. 

      The Staff only

    • C. 

      Either the Board or Staff

    • D. 

      The Board and Staff

  • 6. 
    According to Andringa, board policies are generally monitored by
    • A. 

      The Board only

    • B. 

      The Staff only

    • C. 

      Either the Board or Staff

    • D. 

      The Board and Staff

  • 7. 
    Westmont College has a mission statement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The Board of Trustees approved the following mission statement for the institution: "Westmont College is an undergraduate, residential, Christian liberal arts community serving God's kingdom by cultivating thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Westmont's Community Life Statement is a board-approved policy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Westmont's Community Life Statement is included in the Trustee Handbook.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False