Questions tagged [governance]

On the means by which universities are formally organized and managed, including questions on the role of faculty in governance, how decisions are made, etc. 'Governance' involves strategic tasks of setting goals and direction, while 'administration' is more concerned with overseeing regular operations.

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Composition of faculty senate [closed]

a) Is it discriminative or non-democratic to require that the senate of a university or faculty should contain at least 2 (or 3) professors, or associates? b) Is it discriminative or non-democratic ...
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Governance Committee and Full Faculty

Part of my function is to head the committee that ultimately oversees the system of rules used in faculty governance. I was wondering if anyone had experienced a governance system that was ...
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Is it prudent for new faculty to abstain from voting in a job search if the rest of department faculty is highly divided?

There is a job search in my department. The department is extremely divided on the candidates. As new faculty, should I abstain from voting? Is this a prudent choice?
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How are trustees chosen?

I thought that trustees of a university are leading people in the region or around the country (politicians, industrial leaders, donators, etc). I accidentally saw the Board of Trustees of Princeton ...
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What power do student councils typically hold? And what role do they have?

So, awhile back I wrote this answer suggesting that the student council would be ideal to handle the issue, but got told that student councils have no influence/role in such matters. In general I am ...
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Is there evidence of effects of votes of no confidence on enrollment?

Is there any evidence that a successful vote of no confidence on the president of a small college will have a negative impact on enrollment? This warning is being used by the administration of my ...
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What are the repercussions of a “vote of no confidence” made by faculty?

As an example of a vote of no confidence, recently, the academic world has been shocked by the Salaita case at the University of Illinois. I happen to be a UIUC alumnus, so I guess I'm more concerned ...
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Are there widely accepted rules related to union officers being on faculty senate?

The faculty senate at my school recently took a position on a professional issue that was highly confrontational toward the administration. After union negotiations resulted in a pay raise, the senate ...