Whose university is it, anyway?
A forum on shared decision-making.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers ranks Memorial University at the bottom of the pack when it comes to governance and shared decision making. We’re the only university in Canada whose Board does not include faculty representatives – a key component of collegial governance.
Whether by design or by default, decision-making powers at Memorial are increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few, who too often act behind closed doors while the voices of academic staff and other key stakeholders are muted or absent. We see this in the ongoing presidential search process; at Senate, where faculty voices too often serve as a rubber stamp for senior administration; and in our own departments when we are told about, not consulted on, changes in our faculty complement.
We invite all members of the university community to a presentation and discussion about how we got into this situation and what we can do to take back our University through truly shared decision making.
WHAT: Town Hall on University Governance
WHO: Julia Wright, President of the Dalhousie Faculty Association
Bailey Howard, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students-NL
Hans Rollman, writer, editor and broadcaster based in Canada
WHEN: Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30pm
WHERE: A1043 (St. John’s)
AS 375 (Grenfell Campus)