Explores the impact of shared governance in times of campus and system transition.
Shared governance impacts every member of the campus community, including faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Contributors to this volume—presenters at multiple SUNY Voices conferences on Shared Governance—explore how campus members can effectively improve the dialogue about critical issues and become better informed about the subtle, sophisticated strategies needed to move from discussion to action. Readers will gain new insights, enabling them to reexamine their own governance, both their current circumstances and possible futures. Included here are examinations of the key elements and models of shared governance, the role of faculty governance in institutional diversity and inclusion, relationship and rapport-building, and communication in times of change. Also discussed are assessment rubrics, campus and systemwide experiences, and analyses of shared governance in the accreditation process.
Sharon F. Cramer is Distinguished Service Professor Emerita at Buffalo State College, State University of New York, and Parliamentarian Emerita for the SUNY University Faculty Senate. She is the editor of the first two volumes in the Shared Governance series published by SUNY Press and the coauthor (with Jan Stivers) of A Teacher's Guide to Change: Understanding, Navigating, and Leading the Process. Peter L. K. Knuepfer is Associate Professor of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York, and Immediate Past President of the SUNY University Faculty Senate.