Shared Governance at Trinity


Shared governance is not a simple matter of committee consensus, of the faculty’s engaging administrators to take on the dirty work, or any number of other common misconceptions. Shared governance is much more complex; it is a delicate balance between faculty and staff participation and decision-making processes, on the one hand, and administrative accountability on the other.” -- Gary Olson, The Chronicle of Higher Education


The Office of Academic Affairs embraces the benefits of shared governance and seeks to act in concert with faculty leaders in developing campus policies, practices, and initiatives that support the common good for faculty and students.

Academic Affairs fulfills this mission by working closely with the Faculty Senate, the University Curriculum Council, Department Chairs, and other standing University committees.