Voting for Committees

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2013 by steve

“An interesting piece on faculty representation in governance the Chronicle of Higher Education. The argument is that faculty representation in governance structures is not always ideal …” (more)

[Registrarism, 30 January]

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Killed in committee? Not this time around

Posted in Governance and administration on July 10th, 2011 by steve

“Many a great idea was killed in a campus committee. True enough, but not enough said. In my view, the biggest mistake higher ed web professionals make is accepting the well-deserved reputation of college and university committee ineffectiveness as a universal truth. Agreed, a group of 20 around a too small table in a windowless conference room is not likely to get much done …” (more)

[Susan Talbert Evans, 10 July]

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University Committees’ Dramatis Personae

Posted in Governance and administration on May 11th, 2011 by steve

“A little while ago I wrote about those committee members who are ubiquitous but who never would be missed. The cast of characters I described before were those prevalent on grant-giving committees, for instance, and so tended to be a bunch of relative strangers to each other. The dynamics of internal committees, where people tend to know one another in advance and the discussion is frequently less structured, are rather different …” (more)

[Athene Donald’s Blog, 10 May]