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    Context & Overview of The Role of the Faculty Senate in Shared Governance

    Links to readings below:
    Core Readings.

    AGB (2016). Shared governance: Is OK good enough? Retrieved from:

    Bahls, S. (March/April 2014). How to make shared governance work: Some best practices. Trusteeship. Retrieved from:

    CFAR. (2012). Decision charting and governance.

    Miller, M. T., Smith, E. A. & Daniel P. Nadler, D. P. (2016). Debate and discourse: The role of the faculty senate on the modern American campus. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice 16(3), pp. 22-29. ProQuest. Web. 2 Nov. 2016.

    Minor, J. T. (2003). Assessing the senate: Critical issues considered. American behavioral scientist 46(7), pp. 960-977. ProQuest. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.

    Additional Resources.

    AAUP (February 2014). Faculty communication with Governing Boards: Best practices. Retrieved from:

    AAUP. Statement on governance of colleges and universities. Retrieved from:

    Brown, A. (February 10, 2016). Letter to the Editor: Shared governance is a sham. University WireFeb 10 2016. ProQuest. Web. 2 Nov. 2016.

    Campbell, N. D. & Koretz, J. F.  (2010). The demise of shared governance at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Journal of Academic Freedom, 1, Retrieved from:

    Crellin, M. A. (Fall 2010). The future of shared governance. New Directions for Higher Education, 151, pp. 71-81.

    D'Souza, D. E., Clower, T. L., Nimon, K. F.,  Oldmixon, E. A., Van Tassell, F. S. (2011). Developing a mission statement for a faculty senate. Planning for Higher Education, 39(2), pp.15-24.

    Faculty forum discusses shared governance. University WireOct 28 2015. ProQuest. Web. 2 Nov. 2016.

    Faculty senate debates shared governance petition. University WireFeb 12 2015. ProQuest. Web. 2 Nov. 2016.
      Faculty senate concerned over shared governance. University WireSep 17 2014. ProQuest. Web. 2 Nov. 2016.

    Gayle, D. J., Tewarie, B. & White, A. Q. (2003). Governance in the twenty-first-century: Approaches to effective leadership and strategic management. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report. Jossey-Bass Higher Education Adult Education Series.

    Gerber, L. (2010). Professionalization as the basis for academic freedom and faculty governance. Journal of Academic Freedom, 1, pp. 1-26.

    Kaplan, G. E. (2004). Do governance structures matter? New Directions for Higher Education, 2004(127), pp. 23-34.

    Kezar, A. (2007). Governance and decision-making in colleges and universities—Shared governance, governance structure, external influences, trends in governance. Retrieved from:

    Kezar, A. (Fall 2004). What is more important to effective governance: Relationships, trust, and leadership, or structures and formal processes? New Directions for Higher Education, 2004 (127), pp. 35-46.

    Minor, J. T. (2004). Understanding faculty senates: Moving from mystery to models. The Review of Higher Education, 27(3), pp. 343-363.

    Neinfeldt, E. (March 3, 2015). Faculty senate passes resolutions for shared governance, public authority. University WirebProQuest. Web. 2 Nov. 2016.

    Poritz, J. A. (2014). Open access to technology: Shared governance of the academy’s virtual worlds. Journal of Academic Freedom, 5, pp. 2-16.

    Smith, E. (September 14, 2015). Trustees and faculty spar over University decision-making. UWIRE Text, p. 1. Retrieved from

    Sunday's Letters: Shared governance. (January 25, 2015).  Spartanburg Herald – Journal ProQuest. Web. 2 Nov. 2016.

    Trakman, L. (2008). Modelling university governance. Higher Education Quarterly, 62(1-2), pp. 63-83.


    Anderson, S. (2007). The creation of faculty senates in American research universities. Order No. 3284898 The Pennsylvania State University, 2007. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.

    Castro, R. (2012). Faculty unions and their effects on university shared governance. Order No. 3530669 California State University, Long Beach, 2012. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 29 Oct. 2016.

    Chappell, C. (2013). The Virginia Commission on Higher Education Board Appointments: The impact of legislative reform on public university governance. Order No. 3591030 George Mason University, 2013. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 29 Oct. 2016.

    Chaudhry, S. (2015). Leaders, faculty, and administrative staff perceptions of the role of shared governance at public sector universities in the USA. Order No. 10140383 Dowling College, 2015. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.

    Easton, T. (2014). A study of faculty, administrative, and staff perceptions of the climate for shared governance at Appalachian College Association member institutions. Order No. 3618439 West Virginia University, Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 29 Oct. 2016.

    Glodek, L. (2015). In the same room - the lived experience of college faculty with their administrators in a shared governance environment. Order No. 3688815 Drake University, 2015. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 29 Oct. 2016.

    Williams, M. (2015). The relationship between organizational governance and faculty governance in higher education: A national study of shared governance. Order No. 3737367 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 2015. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 29 Oct. 2016.

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