Seminar on Shared Governance

Monday, January 23, 2006

Levis Faculty Center - 3rd Floor – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Welcoming Remarks

Vernon Burton, Chair, Senate Executive Committee

Role of the Trustees

Michele Thompson, Secretary, University Board of Trustees

Discussion from the floor about faculty role in governance with respect to trustees

Introduction to Faculty Participation in Shared Governance

Michael Grossman, Professor Emeritus, Animal Sciences

Feedback from audience on how to elicit more participation from faculty at all professorial levels

Troubled State of Academic Governance

Kenneth E. Andersen, Professor Emeritus, Speech Communication

Group discussion about addressing causes and implementing possible solutions to this situation

(during break, list your top two concerns about shared governance at UIUC)

Shared Governance: The Role of Faculty Unions

Howard Berenbaum, Professor, Psychology; Union of Professional Employees

Shared Governance: The National Scene

Cary Nelson, Jubilee Professor, Liberal Arts and Sciences; AAUP


Town Hall Discussion

Concluding Remarks, Vernon Burton


Light refreshments will be available before, during, and after the event.


“Faculty Participation in Shared Governance at UIUC”.  Michael Grossman.  College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) New Faculty Orientation.  August 2005.

“Troubled State of Academic Governance: Some Causes; Some Solutions.”  Kenneth E. Andersen.  This manuscript constitutes a revision of remarks presented at a December 1992, Conference on Governance for the City University of New York.

“Faculty Participation in University Governance at UIUC”, a statement by the UIUC Chapter of the American Association of University Professors. Prepared for the Chapter by Robert G. F. Spitze and Victor J. Stone. 1994.

“Rebuilding Shared Governance”, from Renewing the Academic Presidency: Stronger Leadership for Tougher Times. Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. 1996.

Shared Governance Systems at the University of Illinois and UIUC. Christa Petrillo. Office of the Senate. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2005.

Full Text of Index Cards - Issues, Comments, Questions, Concerns