Shared governance helps schools respond more effectively to pandemic: Opinion

April 30, 2020

“Colleges that share information and consult broadly with diverse constituencies have been able to respond more effectively than those that rely on top-down decision making,” writes Marjorie Hass. Based on their own experience, the author advocates for shared governance structures during and beyond the pandemic, highlighting three key areas that strengthen shared governance efforts: transparency in communicating a school’s financial realities; building a culture of trust; and creating inclusive leadership teams. “When leaders have the courage to share the power that comes with the knowledge of their institution’s market position, financial structures and strengths and weaknesses,” concludes the author., “shared governance is a force for positive change Inside Higher Ed (International)