93: Governance — Authority, Accountability & Responsibility in Shared Governance with Dr. Stephen Fowl

Listen to Stephen Fowl on Navigating Change The Education Podcast

Our on-going series on governance brings us to the faculty perspective this week. From the point of view of an academic leader in the institution, we’re interested in putting a framework around expectations of governance, in particular: how do we do shared governance effectively in our institutions? Given the sometimes subtle nuance between authority, accountability, and responsibility for leadership, how do we know when we’re doing it well?

This week on the show, Professor Steve Fowl joins us to share his insights as an academic leader on what makes shared governance work. As former chair of the faculty senate, Steve paints a picture of an environment in which there exists clear and effective collaboration between faculty, administration, and board leadership.