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Is your board aware of the details of canon law that apply to governing Catholic institutions?

Access the lesson "Two Bodies of Law" to find out more!

Trustee Development

Strengthen Your Board of Trustees


The Trustees in Catholic Higher Education program is ACCU’s interactive, online learning platform you can use to help your trustees deepen their understanding of topics related to governance within a Catholic context. This growing repository of knowledge for trustees is a new ACCU member benefit for use with your Board, at no cost to you.

Access the platform during your Board education sessions to help your trustees learn from thought leaders in Catholic higher education. Most videos take only 7-10 minutes to watch!

Topics include:

  • Trust and Mission – The Role of Trustees: Listen to the president of ACCU explain two foundational concepts that are the bedrock of trusteeship at a Catholic university.
  • Two Bodies of Law: Essentials for trustees of Catholic colleges and universities. Hear about some important aspects of canon law affecting governance at Catholic institutions.
  • The Value of Philosophy in the Core Curriculum: Learn why philosophy has always been considered an important component of an undergraduate Catholic higher education. 
  • Components of a Strong Catholic Mission: Hear about the key components that make up a strong Catholic mission across campus.  
  • and more.



Get a sneak peek of Trustees in Catholic Higher Education:


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Whether your trustees are new or seasoned, you'll find valuable content to help advance their ability to govern effectively in a faith-based context.


Please note: This resource is accessible to ACCU member presidents and Mission Officers only.


Questions?  Please contact Lorraine Sloma-Williams, Ed.D, Director of Executive Educational Programming or call 202-849-3321


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