Campus Governance Leaders Toolkit

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Faculty Council of Community Colleges , SUNY

The official agency through which the SUNY community college faculty engages in the governance of the University.  In 1967, the SUNY Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Faculty Council of Community Colleges and the FCCC Articles of Organization (Part 606) were included in New York State Education Law.  In July 2011, the President of the FCCC became a non-voting member of the SUNY Board of Trustees, providing a voice for the community colleges in the governance of the University.

University Faculty Senate- SUNY

The University Faculty Senate serves as a resource on governance for the University. It serves as a deliberative body on educational policies for the SUNY System.

American Council on Education

The American Council on Education is the nation's coordinating higher education association. Its approximately 1,800 members include accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities from all sectors of higher education and other education and education-related organizations.

Association of Community College Trustees

The Association of Community College Trustees is a nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States, Canada, and England.

American Association for Women in Community Colleges

The American Association for Women in Community Colleges is committed to equity and excellence in education and employment for women in community, junior, and technical colleges.

American Association of University Professors

The AAUP's purpose is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.

Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges

AGB is the premier organization centered on governance in higher education. Governing boards must focus now more than ever on promoting central missions while running their institutions as effectively as possible. AGB provides leadership and counsel to member boards, chief executives, organizational staff, policy makers, and other key industry leaders to help them navigate the changing education landscape.

American Council of Trustees and Faculty

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

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Bahls, Steven C., Shared Governance in Times of Change: A Practical Guide for Universities and Colleges, Washington, D.C. : , AGB Press, C2014.

Pierce, Susan Resneck, Governance Reconsidered: How Boards, Presidents, Administrators and Faculty Can Help Their Colleges Thrive, San Francisco, CA.,Josey-Bass, 2014.

AAUP’s Policy Documents and Reports 11th (widely known as the “Redbook”) 11th edition, Baltimore, MD :Johns Hopkins University Press, C2015.

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Schwartz, Merrill, Skinner, Richard & Bowen, Zeddie. Faculty, Governing Boards, and Institutional Governance . Washington, D.C. : Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, C2009.

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Community College Review (CCR)

Community College Journal of Research and Practice (CCJRP)

New Directions for Community Colleges

Research in Higher Education

Review of Higher Education

Journal of Higher Education

Journal for Applied Research in Community Colleges (JARCC)


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Awan, Seher1. “Rebuilding Trust in Community Colleges Through Leadership, Emotional Healing, and Participatory Governance.” Community College Enterprise 20, no. 2 (2014): 45–55.

Bahls, Steven ,“How to Make Shared Governance Work: SOME BEST PRACTICES.” Trusteeship 22, no. 2 (April 3, 2014): 30–34.

Campbell, Nancy D., and Jane F. Koretz. “The Demise of Shared Governance at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.” AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom 1 (January 2010): 1–22.

Crellin, Matthew A.1. “The Future of Shared Governance.” New Directions for Higher Education, no. 151 (2010): 71–81.

“Faculty Communication with Governing Boards: Best Practices.” Academe 100 (August 7, 2014): 57–61.

Harrington, Charles, and Martin Slann. “Modeling Shared Governance at the School and Department Level.” Academic Leadership (15337812) 9, no. 4 (October 2011): 1–7.

Poritz, Jonathan A.1, “Open Access to Technology: Shared Governance of the Academy’s Virtual Worlds.” AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom 5 (January 2014): 1–16.

Ryan and Sara Goldrick-Rab, Dan. “But What If the Shared Vision Is Myopic?” Chronicle of Higher Education 61, no. 18 (January 16, 2015): 1–1.

Shinn, Larry D. “Top Down or Bottom Up? Leadership and Shared Governance on Campus.” Change 46, no. 4 (August 7, 2014): 52–55.

Taylor, Mark1. “Shared Governance in the Modern University.” Higher Education Quarterly 67, no. 1 (January 2013): 80–94.

Weisbuch, Robert1. “Shared Governance or Snared Governance?” Chronicle of Higher Education 61, no. 28 (March 27, 2015): 16–16.

Bowen, William G. and Eugene M. Tobin,. “Toward a Shared Vision of Shared Governance.” Chronicle of Higher Education 61, no. 18 (January 16, 2015): 1–1.

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Faculty Senates, Selected Institutions. Updated September 2014. By Robert V. Labaree.  A tool for finding lists of faculty governance organizations by state.

Resources on Organizing and Running a Faculty Senate

Traits of Effective Senates. By Joseph Flynn. AAHE/National Network of Faculty Senates. A checklist of traits.

The Condition of Education

This website is an integrated collection of the indicators and analyses published by The National Center for Education Statistics in The Condition of Education 2000–present. Some indicators may have been updated since they appeared in print.

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