November 17, 2017
Last month, the Board of Directors of Universities and Colleges (AGB) issued a statement on shared governance. The statement delineates four principles "to help guide boards and those who work with them to achieve and support healthy and high-functioning shared governance".
- Boards should commit to ensuring a broad understanding of shared governance and the value it offers an institution or system.
- For shared governance to work, it must be based on a culture of meaningful engagement.
- Shared governance requires a consistent commitment by institutional and board leaders.
- Institutional policies that define shared governance should be reviewed periodically to ensure their currency and applicability.
Read the full article at the AAUP website here.