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Mandated Training

by Patti Couger

A recent Inside Higher Ed article reported a $500 fine being levied against a University of Illinois faculty member for skipping state-mandated ethics training. What a surprise it was to learn that at least one state was actually putting some teeth into compliance training mandates.

In my experience there were three categories of individuals who were the perennial culprits: (1) employees whose supervisors don't want to allow them time away from the job to attend, (2) faculty and (3) top level administrators. The first group would readily participate if given a chance. The faculty claimed to be too busy or, by their very independent nature, disdainful of anything mandated. Executives, seemed to have the opinion that they were too special and knew everything anyway.

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Understanding the Culture of Higher Education: What Is Shared Governance?

by Ken Tagawa

What Is Shared Governance and Its Role in Higher Education:

One of the unique features of an institution of higher education is that it is not run according to the traditional corporate management top-down model.  Critical to understanding how a college or university operates is to grasp the concept of shared governance.

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