Forum Theme 1
In 1983, when I began my career, a University was a place where professors met students for instruction and research. A University granted degrees upon the recommendation of the faculty to students who had satisfactorily completed courses and met degree requirements established by faculty. Universities had governing boards that ratified strategic administrative and academic decisions. Faculty, especially tenured faculty, had a meaningful role in decisions related to the selection of administrators, hiring and promoting faculty, budgeting, and determination of educational policies. In general, the governance boards deferred to the expertise of faculty and administrators. Academic administrators and many people performing other duties, such as a Dean of Students or Registrar, had been faculty members.
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Power, Daniel J.
"Reflections on Faculty Participation in University Decision Making,"
UNIversitas: Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Vol. 8:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/universitas/vol8/iss1/2