Students walking near the William Benton Museum of Art during the fall.

Training and Instruction for Trustees

In accordance with Public Act 22-16, the Executive Secretary to the Board of Trustees provides training, mandated for all newly appointed and elected members of the Board, within twelve (12) months of the Trustee's appointment or election. This ensures uniform and consistent training for newly appointed and elected members of the Board of Trustees in areas related to the University's academic, physical, and financial operations.

Newly appointed and elected Trustees receive instruction or training on duties to the state and the University, including, but not limited to, methods for meeting associated statutory, regulatory, and fiduciary obligations; the functions and purviews of all the Board's Committees; professional accounting and reporting standards; applicable provisions of the Freedom of Information Act; institutional and statutory ethical responsibilities and obligations; student tuition, mandatory fees, and student debt trends; institutional advancement; and student welfare issues.

As developed and updated, training and instruction materials will be posted in the table below by topic.

View the full Policy on Instruction and Training for Newly Appointed and Elected Members of the Board of Trustees.

Topic Materials
Duties to the State and University Duties of the Board of Trustees
University Governance and Administration Board of Trustees
By-Laws of the University of Connecticut
University Administration
University Senate
UConn Health and Regional Campuses
Board Committees Committees of the Board of Trustees
Accounting and Reporting Standards Accounting Office
Audit and Management Advisory Services
Freedom of Information Act Public Records at UConn
Open Meetings
Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Board of Trustees Conflict of Interest Policy
University Compliance
Office of State Ethics
University Guide to the State Code of Ethics
Guidance on Necessary Expenses
Policy Development and Implementation University Policy on Policies
President's Senior Policy Council
Finance and Budgets Financial Statements and Operating Budget Reports and Presentations
Financial Report 2003-2022
Student Tuition and Fees Tuition and Fees
2023-2024 Cost of Attendance
Description of Fees
Student Financial Aid Services
Physical Infrastructure and Grounds University Planning, Design, and Construction
Campus Master Plan 2015-2035
Quarterly Construction Status Report: June 2023
Facilities Operations
Workforce Human Resources
Employee Relations
Institutional Advancement UConn Foundation
University Communications
Student Welfare Dean of Students
Student Health and Wellness (SHAW)
Institutional Equity
Academic Achievement Center
Current Issues in Higher Education Topics of Interest
  • Student Mental Health
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Race and Admissions
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Athletics and Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL)

Updated: July 26, 2023