I’M HOOKED ON MY GPS. No more messing with maps I can never refold. No more disagreements with my wife about which way to turn. No more MapQuest printouts. I enter my destination in my GPS system, set my options, press go, and I’m off without a worry. 

I’ve imagined a similar tool for guiding the faculty, president, and board through the apparent morass called shared governance — a governance positioning system, if you will. Although valuable for anyone involved in institutional decision making, this kind of GPS would be a particular boon for board members who don’t often travel the academic roadways. 

Article from: Spring 2012

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