In May 2022, the Board of Trustees approved the Shared Governance Task Force’s Statement of Principles of Shared Governance and affirmed the roles and responsibilities for the Board of Trustees, administration, and the faculty as reflected in the university’s governing documents. The documents can be read below.
In May 2021, Board of Trustees Chair Grace Speights, in a conversation with Faculty Senate Executive Committee Chair Arthur Wilson, called for a joint discussion about the meaning of shared governance here at GW.
Beginning in January 2022, the Shared Governance Task Force worked to develop an understanding of shared governance that might inform recommendations and proposals to clarify or modify university policies and practices around shared governance. Please visit the Board of Trustees website for full details about the Shared Governance Task Force.