Thursday, February 17, 2011

The AAUP Gets It: Investigating SUNY Albany

Check it out: the AAUP is investigating the decision to close programs at SUNY Albany. More power to them!

I look forward to the investigating committee's report. There are a lot of thorny issues involved with the role of faculty and governance in decisions to shrink rather than grow a university that are very difficult to get a handle on. Here's hoping the AAUP can make their very useful Red Book even more relevant today by identifying some principles and practices governance leaders and bodies can use--as well as things administrators should endeavor to avoid or face censure.

1 comment:

Ponting said...

Details that you share about the University and the governing facts are also superb and true,the thing you share about the governance in decisions to shrink rather than grow a university,so the decision can play a big role and also can affect in some of the topics and in the factors too,so great to see all the information that you allocate.