Academic Governance: The Kalamazoo College Faculty in its Role as a Campus Constituency
Klatt, Victor F.
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If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.I decided to look at governance subjectively from a faculty point of view. After all, it seemed to me that here was where the most accessible information existed about how one particular campus constituency participates in the governance process. In that respect, as there was indeed stacks upon stacks of faculty committee minutes and documents to search through, and dozens of faculty members to be interviewed for their own views on faculty governance. So what I ended up doing was searching through the faculty meeting minutes since 1960 picking out what I thought was relevant information. I also at least glanced through minutes from the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, the Campus Life Committee, Educational Policies Committee, the Faculty Council, the Forum Committee, and the Budget Committee--along with assorted other documents I came across. I also attended one faculty meeting, and interviewed 16 faculty members of all different ranks, divisions, and departments, 8 administrators, and 2 members of the Board of Trustees to solicit their opinions on college governance. It is through the information I gained from the documents I reviewed, and especially from the extensive interviews I conducted that I was able to formulate the views which follow in this paper.