ERIC Number: EJ765793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 2
Shared Governance: An Analysis of Power on the Modern University Campus from the Perspective of an Administrator
Simplicio, Joseph S. C.
Education, v126 n4 p763-768 Sum 2006
On campuses throughout the United States the issue of shared governance is being hotly debated. The debate over the issue has driven several important questions to the forefront. These include: Just what is shared governance? Should crucial decision making be a joint effort including both faculty members and administrators? Are there certain areas on campus where faculty should be given sole responsibility for decision making? Should faculty and administration have equal power in making decisions that will affect the future of the institution? This article explores these and other critical questions that surround this issue from the perspective of an administrator at a public state run institution of higher education. In this exploration of the various philosophical and pragmatic aspects of the topic the author identifies the foundational research that leads to his beliefs.
Descriptors: Decision Making, Administrator Attitudes, Governance, College Faculty, Power Structure, Transformational Leadership, Diversity (Institutional), Institutional Characteristics, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States