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Oberlin’s Board Seeks to Limit Faculty Power

Professors say the changes violate a foundational college rule and stand to change Oberlin forever—not for the better.

Blackballed at Arizona?

Faculty members at the University of Arizona say they’ve been blocked from service on a key committee because they’ve criticized the institution in the past. What’s going on?

Why Emporia State Axed 33 Employees

Emporia State cut tenured faculty as part of a controversial workforce-management policy. Officials promise a reinvestment of resources, but critics distrust leadership and fear the worst.

Texas A&M Faculty: Shared Governance Isn't Working

The Faculty Senate at Texas A&M University approved a resolution this week that said “shared governance is no longer functioning...

Faculty Condemn Secretive Search Process at Purdue

Faculty members accuse Purdue president Mitch Daniels and the Board of Trustees of eroding shared governance by orchestrating a leadership transition without transparency or public input.

Georgia Board to Reduce Faculty Role in Presidential Search

The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents is poised to vote today on a proposed policy change that would...

Faculty Governance: What the Data Say

American Association of University Professors survey finds over all, faculty representation is up over time, but faculty participation in presidential searches is down, as is full participation of part-time faculty members.

Shared Governance, Then and Now

New survey data from the American Association of University Professors offer a snapshot of the faculty role in shared governance, now and through a historical lens.