April 25, 2016
Linda McMillin, provost and dean of faculty at Susquehanna University, has been invited to sit on the Shared Governance Advisory Council of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB).
The 15-member council seeks to define shared governance challenges, suggest ways in which shared governance can serve institutions better, and identify obstacles that could inhibit necessary change.
"This is a time of change for higher education and our traditional governing structures," McMillin said. "Shared governance is at the heart of academic decision-making and it continues to work well at Susquehanna. However, the notion and structure of shared governance is under great stress and the question is being asked, 'Do we need to change the model?'"
The AGB Shared Governance Project also aims to refocus dialogues among boards, presidents and faculties by creating a roadmap to navigate challenges, leading to a better state of shared governance and stakeholder engagement.
McMillin joins present and past presidents, board and faculty members from around the country on the council, including leaders from Augustana, Bryn Mawr, Rollins and Spelman colleges, and Arizona, Drake, Iowa, Portland State, Richmond, Southern California and Wisconsin universities.