Shared Governance Is a Strength During the COVID-19 Crisis
For years, we have heard that shared governance is a drag on institutional agility. Common wisdom has held that the multiple voices, committees and perspectives that participate in decision making slow down the pace of change in higher education -- leaving colleges unresponsive to disruptive forces and emerging market conditions. It’s far better, we have been told, to centralize power in a CEO-type leader or in the hands of a business-oriented board.
Originally published: April 29, 2020
Author: Marjorie Hass
Institution: Rhodes College
Published by: Inside Higher Ed