Community college faculty conceptualizations of shared governance: shared understandings of a sociopolitical reality

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Author: Kater, Susan


This study seeks to deepen understanding of faculty leaders' perceptions of the concept of shared governance. Moving beyond descriptive considerations of faculty perceptions of efficacy of good or bad governance and the discourse focused on declining faculty involvement and conflict paradigms, I consider governance a co-constructed sociopolitical phenomenon in a neoliberal environment. Qualitative analysis of interviews with 27 faculty from nine community colleges in five states was deconstructed to uncover common themes and understandings. Themes of the importance of the faculty voice,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Governance; Higher education

Keywords: Academic staff; Perception; Institutional administration; Community college

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2017

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Journal title: Community college review

Journal volume: 45

Journal number: 3

Journal date: July 2017

Pages: pp. 234-257

ISSN: 0091-5521, 1940-2325 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Susan T. Kater

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 129.883

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