[Theaterfacultystaff] Fwd: Shared Governance @ OHIO--Please Read
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> Subject: Shared Governance @ OHIO--Please Read
> This message is sent on behalf of Executive Vice President and
> Provost Pam Benoit.
> Chairs and directors, please forward to your faculty.
> Dear Colleagues:
> Over the past two months, I have been meeting with groups of
> faculty, students, and staff in an effort to understand what they
> value about Ohio University, to learn what their proudest
> accomplishments are, and to hear their uppermost concerns. I still
> have much listening to do as I continue my visits to each of the
> colleges and the campuses, but one theme that has been sounded
> repeatedly is the need to work on shared governance.
> The leaders of our campus constituent senates have confirmed this
> need. In consultation with these leaders and with President
> McDavis, an approach to building a consensus on shared governance
> has been constructed. That approach is outlined at the end of this
> It would be fair to ask, why go through a lengthy process? Share
> the governance of the university and be done with it. The problem
> with such a modus operandi is that in my discussions with members of
> the campus community it is clear that there isn’t a consensus on
> what shared governance should be at this institution. Before we can
> share, we need to know what we are sharing.
> To enable us to have a conversation across all of our campuses, I
> have begun a blog on shared governance--Shared Governance at OHIO, http://ohioevpp.wordpress.com/
> . I would like to thank the Faculty Senate Executive Committee for
> agreeing to co-sponsor the blog. Posted on Shared Governance at OHIO
> are some readings about shared governance, discussion prompts, and
> questions. I hope these provide a useful place to start our
> In order to have a meaningful discussion of the important issues
> that surround shared governance, your participation is essential.
> Please become part of the conversation.
> Pam Benoit
> Executive Vice President and Provost
> 1. To have a substantive, university-wide conversation on shared
> 2. To use that conversation (conducted in multiple ways) to help
> construct a shared governance concept paper that will help guide
> decision-making at Ohio University.
> 1. Shared governance blog to be launched in October 2009.
> Questions and readings to be posted to help encourage thoughtful and
> fruitful discussions across all Ohio University campuses.
> 2. Campus survey on shared governance to be developed in
> conjunction with constituent senates and administered in February
> 3. Stakeholder committee to be appointed in March 2010. Committee
> to use the results of the survey to shape forums to be held in April
> and May.
> 4. Draft of a shared governance concept paper to be presented for
> comment to the campus community in September 2010.
> 5. Shared governance concept paper finalized and recommendations
> implemented in October 2010.
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