Course Details

Advanced Board Governance
SSIM-471-5
Previously Known as KPPI-471-0
0.5 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
No
DESCRIPTION

Students will earn .5 credits in Fall, .5 credits in Spring and receive a grade at the end of Spring Quarter.

This practicum in board governance is an extension of Board Governance of Nonprofit Organizations (KPPI-453-5), during which students selected as Board Fellows are matched with a Chicago-area nonprofit to gain experience working with a board of directors and its leaders for 17 months. "Advanced Board Governance" features guest speakers, a board-meeting simulation, and lectures/discussions that delve deeper into topics such as the fiduciary responsibilities of nonprofit boards, board member responsibilities, board member expectations, parliamentary procedure, funding sources, differences between nonprofit and commercial board service, and what to consider before joining a nonprofit board. Course occurs monthly throughout the academic year; students also must attend the board meetings of their nonprofit. A final paper, a consulting project for the student's nonprofit, and an evaluation by the nonprofit partner are required. This course is worth a full credit (1.0 credit)
TRACKS
Social Impact Pathway - Innovation
Social Impact Pathway - Policy
Social Impact Pathway- Nonprofit
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Fall 2022
Spring 2023
CH
EV
CH
EV

CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
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PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites:
All Students: (KPPI-453-5 OR SSIM-453-5)
Negative Prerequisite:
All Students: KPPI-471-0 AND KPPI-471-5