While talking last night, Crunchy was bouncing some ideas and questions off of me about his novel. And in the brainstorming, some questions came up about private college Trusteeships and Chairs (at least, that’s what I remember them being called when large amounts of money were given to one particular department by an individual) I didn’t know all the specifics on how this worked, and neither did CF. So, since he’s busy putting words on paper, he asked me to put the questions forth here for him instead. (Since he knows I have nothing better to do than lurker around the board all day… then again, I did mention something about thinking my post count was a little low right before that. Maybe he’s just trying to build up my count… Nah! )
Here are some of the questions that came to mind:
What is the difference between a Trusteeship and a Chair?
What exactly is a Trusteeship, and what exactly is a Chair? (and from TruePisces - Did you have to have been affiliated with Florida Southern College to know what a chair is, in respect to money for a department, or is this something common to all colleges???!!!)
What’s the process that one needs to go through if they want to donate large amounts of money to a particular department at the college?
If a corporation wants to donate large amounts of money to a college (especially to a specific department), do they go a different route to donate than an individual would, and would their monetary donation be called something different than that of an individual?
Those are the only ones I can think of at the moment, though I know there are probably more. I’ll wrack my brain to see what I’ve forgotten. In the mean time…