ERIC Number: ED042409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-May-8
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The Governance of Southern Methodist University.
Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX.
This proposal for a new plan of governance is based on the assumption that to advance the educational aims of SMU, the 3 major constituencies -- students, faculty, and administrators -- must participate in the decision-making process. Part I of the report outlines the procedures and policies each of the University's schools must follow, and discusses the governance of the University College and the School of Continuing Education. Part II, III, and IV discuss the role and responsibilities in governance of, respectively, the administration, general faculty, and general student body. Part V outlines the areas where there is to be shared governance: the Planning and Priorities Cabinet, Advisory Board to the President; Advisory Board to the Provost; the University Assembly; the Advisory Board to the Dean of Students; the Judiciary; and the Publishing Board. Functions and membership of the Boards are discussed individually. Parts VI-X make recommendations on: consultation on the selection of the University President; the right and responsibility to speak by resolution; the provision for high visibility of decision making; consultation by the President; and interpretation of the governance plan and possible new functions. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX.