What is it about?

How universities should be governed. It traces the origins of our traditions of faculty governance and examines why they are still important today. It argues that universities are more like self-governing professional organizations than corporations.

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Why is it important?

Trust in higher education is at all time low. At the same time, neoliberal models of management threaten its integrity.


Shared governance is fundamental to academic freedom.

Carolina Distinguished Professor Paul Allen Miller
University of South Carolina

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This page is a summary of: A Modest Proposal on Faculty Governance, American Book Review, June 2022, Project Muse,
DOI: 10.1353/abr.2022.0047.
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