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Public Higher Education Shared Governance Bill

Over 26 percent of public universities in 13 states have faculty representation on their board. Shared governance guarantees that key stakeholders, and those most knowledgeable about the university operations, can help guide it. For personnel issues boards have specific protocols for executive session to avoid conflicts of interest. 

 

This bill adds faculty, staff, and student representation to the UVM and VSCS Boards of Trustees to support and democratize governance by the universities most experienced and knowledgeable stakeholders.