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ERIC Number: ED445576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 30
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A Contemporary Matrix Approach to Defining Shared Governance.
Davenport, Richard; Daniels, Elaine; Jones, James; Kesseler, Roger; Mowrey, Merlyn
This paper outlines a matrix approach to shared governance developed at Central Michigan University (CMU), designed to help faculty and administrators focus on specific decision areas and to define existing roles more clearly. The process began at CMU in spring 1998 with the formation of an ad hoc committee on governance which surveyed faculty and administrators on the issue of campus governance. After completing its work, the committee presented eight recommendations to the academic senate; these included: (1) having the ad hoc committee serve as an implementation committee to devise a plan to operationalize recommended actions; (2) agreement on roles and responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and students in shared governance; (3) improving communications; (4) establishing a team approach to planning and problem solving; (5) considering faculty input to decision making; (6) retaining the current decision making procedures unless they were formally modified; (7) requiring decision makers to communicate their actions/decisions; and (8) providing the university community with on-going education regarding decision making policies and procedures. Other sections in the paper cover discussions with and findings of the various participants in shared governance; and explain the roles and responsibilities matrix that was developed. The completed matrix is appended. (CH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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