University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Faculty invited to join the shared governance and leadership interest group

Many faculty would like to have a stronger voice in where the University heads and in the decisions that guide that path. The good news is faculty are not alone in that wish.

Under the leadership of President Kelley and Provost DiLorenzo and in collaboration with the University Senate, this fall, the Office of Instructional Development will facilitate a series of conversations on shared governance and leadership in higher education. This group, structured like an OID Faculty Study Seminar, will provide a means for all faculty with an interest in faculty governance and leadership issues to learn more about the subject and to share their ideas.

The formation of this group is based on the President’s and Provost’s support for the recommendations made by the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Shared Governance and is the first step in the creation of a formal program designed to develop a stronger culture of shared governance and future faculty leaders.

The group will meet throughout the fall semester, at times mutually agreed to by participants, to read and discuss. Books will be provided by the Provost’s Office, and your only obligation is to read and engage in discussion.

To sign up, e-mail Anne Kelsch ( with your contact information (e-mail and phone). You will be contacted for your schedule in order to set an initial meeting date.

For more information about the Shared Governance and Leadership Interest Group, contact Anne Kelsch, 777.4233.

-- Office of Instructional Development.

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