The GISS board self-assessment process is an opportunity for each participating board to take stock of its contributions and identify areas for improvement, establish a learning agenda around issues and needs, and strengthen the board/president relationship. Each board member completes a 60-question survey that measures the board’s performance across six categories:
1) Effective leadership: roles and responsibilities of the board;
2) The right chemistry: board/trustee/chair/president relationship;
3) Leading by example: being productive and consistent;
4) Big picture focus: institutional effectiveness;
5) Institutional readiness for student success;
6) Experience as an individual trustee.
Each college works with a data coach to review longitudinal student cohort data focusing on momentum points such as course completion, persistence, and degree attainment.