Last spring, the chair of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary board of directors asked the seminary president to assemble a six-member task force with this challenging assignment: “Clarify ‘shared governance’ by the next board meeting.” The newly formed group — two faculty members, two board members, and two administrators, including me as chair — got to work quickly. We were charged with educating the seminary community about shared governance, suggesting appropriate roles for board and faculty in the development of academic programs, and recommending ways to improve shared governance practices. An update on our work was due at a joint meeting of the faculty and board just six months later.

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