[[abstract]]The main purpose of this research is to examine the relevant issues about the organizational operation and authority effectiveness on the boards of trustee of private universities. By the use of surveys and analyses, suggestions are proposed to the boards and the authorities of education as guidelines of operation control and policy making in relation to strengthening the function of the boards. With a view to reaching the above-mentioned goal, literature analyses, methods of comparative studies, search for data on the relevant organizational operation and authority effectiveness of the private institutions and boards of trustee in Taiwan were widely applied to this research as the basis of substantive surveys and the designs of formulating the concepts concerned. In this research “Questionnaire of Basic Data Concerning Boards of Trustee, Corporate Private Universities” and “ Questionnaire Concerning Current Operation on Boards of Trustee of Private Universities” were employed. The former focuses on the gleanings of basic organizational operation and authority effectiveness owned by these boards among 69 private institutions and the total usable number of the questionnaires returned was 48. The latter, among 1200 questionnaires to the personnel related to college affairs and boards, the total usable number of the questionnaires returned was 800, a return rate of 66.67﹪, emphasizes the use of 5-point measuring table, plus the statistic methods such as ANOVA, multiple comparisons and analysis of regression, analyzing the differences among people with different sexes, ages, occupations, length of service, academic degrees, educational backgrounds and work places. At the last stage, focusing symposiums were held as a complementary method to decrease the weakness of quantitative analysis. The main findings of this research are as follows: 1.The variations of the personnel’s backgrounds made differences in their perception of the organizational effectiveness of the boards of private universities. 2.The variations of the personnel’s backgrounds made differences in their perception of the operational effectiveness of the boards of private universities. 3.The variations of the personnel’s backgrounds made differences in their perception of the authority effectiveness of the boards of private universities. 4.The subjects’ perception and consensus on the organizational effectiveness, operational effectiveness and authorities effectiveness on the boards of private universities are not very different from the current state of the boards. According to the above conclusions, the following suggestions are made: 1.The Ministry of Education should deregulate the rules over private schools, like those in USA or Japan, to elevate their competitiveness. 2.The organizational function and operational effectiveness on the boards of private universities should be enhanced. More purview of decision power should be authorized to the board. 3.In responding to the social changes, the evaluation on the boards and presidents of the private universities should be put into practice, in order to produce the supervisory effects. 4.There are still many problems existed among the boards of the private universities. The further studies concerned should be encouraged and supported; so as to cope with the educational problems of private universities.
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