Based on your experience, how well is WMU doing at enacting the principles of shared governance? See any areas of improvement or cause for concern? Feel free to share your thoughts with the WMU-AAUP at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call.
Climate for Governance
Do the trustees, the administration, and the faculty model collegiality, respect, tolerance and civility towards other members of the campus community and each other?
Are negotiations and communications among university constituents open and carried out in good faith and in an atmosphere of trust?
Does consultation by the administration with faculty leadership allow time and a mechanism for leadership to consult with their constituents before offering recommendations?
Does the faculty as a whole, in addition to faculty representatives, have timely access to information necessary for faculty members to give input into governance processes?
The Board’s Role
Do members of the governing board have appropriate individual qualifications with regard to education and experience?
Is the board inappropriately involved in the day‐to‐ day operations of the institution?
Do board members inform themselves on governance issues by keeping up with the literature and participating in training opportunities and meetings of the Association of Governing Boards or the AAUP?
Does the board respect and support the facultyʹs traditional role in institutional governance?
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