Document Type

Task Force Report

Original Publication Date

2021

DOI of Original Publication

https://doi.org/10.21974/2W54-SZ33

Date of Submission

June 2021

Abstract

The VCU Libraries Shared Governance Task Force was convened in September 2019 and charged with reviewing and describing the current VCU Libraries’ governance structure, identifying gaps and areas for improvement, and recommending changes. The task force defined shared governance as a model where decision-making is collaborative, transparent, well-communicated, and informed by the perspectives of all those who are impacted by the decision. The report includes recommendations for specific decision-making groups such as the Administrative Council, Management Council, and Faculty Organization, as well as a recommendation to create an All Staff Organization that represents employees of all job categories within decision-making processes. Other areas of focus in recommendations include decision-making and communication practices within committees, workgroups, and task forces; support, compensation, and recognition for engaging in shared governance; and employee dynamics across job categories.

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© 2021 VCU Libraries. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/).

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