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NLU Governance
Understanding our Structure
November, 2012
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GOVERNANCE OVERVIEW
• Our goal is to advance the institution through:
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Shared decision making
Clear lines of responsibility and accountability.
Focusing on process and results.
Being efficient and nimble.
Ensuring good communication
• Our governance process is a key vehicle by
which we must accomplish this – there must
be clear charges and scope of work to be
effective.
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THE BIG PICTURE
• Delegates authority to manage university to the president
Board
President
• Empowers and delegates to leadership to manage
• Delegates academic governance to the faculty.
• Committee and organizational structure created to share decision
making and accountability in the service of advancing the institution.
Governance • Crosses faculty, staff, college and university levels.
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THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES – PRIMARILY OVERSEE POLICY
AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.
Review
Purpose
and Mission
Approve policies
e.g. P and T,
Workload, Salary
Policies
Oversee and
approve
education
program changes
and Quality
Board
Oversight
Appoint the
President
Assist with
fund raising.
Oversee
Investment
and Financial
Plan
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BOARD COMMITTEES
Academic and Student
Affairs Committee
Finance Committee
Exec. Committee
PNC, Bd. Membership
Institutional Advancement
Committee
Audit Committee
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GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE - EXECUTIVE
President’s Cabinet
Leadership Team
• Strategic Plan Management.
• Overarching strategic,
Operational, and
Management issues.
• Budgetary oversight
Shared Governance
Committees on
Operational Topics
• EOG
• STP
• BISG
• Etc..
• Ad Hoc Structures – e.g.
Retention TaskForce
Academic Cabinet
• Oversees academic
enterprise.
• Works collaboratively with
stakeholders across the
institution – academic
quality, new programs,
reengineered programs,
program modalities,
academic strategies.
• Cross functional “PM”
approach.
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GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE - MANAGEMENT
Faculty
Governance
structure
• Faculty Senate
• Committee
Structure
Staff Council
ULC
• Staff
representation
on key issues.
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Faculty
Staff
Administration
Elected
separately from
other structures.
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FACULTY GOVERNANCE – COLLEGE AND
UNIVERSITY STRUCTURES.
Function
Univ.
level
Faculty Senate
X
Curriculum
Review
X
Promotion &
Tenure
X
Student Academic
Policy Committee
X
Faculty Devt. nt &
Welfare
X
CollegeLevel
X
Functions/Comments
Current Senate Committees
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Curriculum Review
Senate Finance Committee
Promotion & Tenure
Student Academic Policy Committee
Faculty Development & Welfare
Faculty Academic Support & Technology
Finance-advisory function
Need constitutional changes at FA & Colleges Senate Curriculum Committee
levels.
Senate Academic Planning
Committee
This function is best performed at the college Institutional Promotion and
level first due to collegial relationships and
Tenure Committee
knowledge of faculty between each other.
University level function would be to affirm
the college recommendations in accordance
with the faculty member being tenured and
employed by the university.
Admissions & retention, Academic policies
Student Academic Standards
Academic standards
Committee
Welfare & compensation, Standards,
Faculty Development Committee
scholarship, Development, Workload
Sabbatical Committee , FWCC
Sabbatical, Awards & recognition
Faculty Standards, Evaluations and
Adjuncts, Faculty evaluations
Appeals Committee
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Function
University
-level
CollegeLevel
Functions/Comments
Discuss w Marsha.
Need articulated infrastructure.
Outcomes
Assessment
Student Appeals
Provost
Office
Provost
Office
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Each college has specific
curriculum level assessment
requirements by 3rd parties. All
colleges need university support
for assessment work.
Need for university level
assessment for accrediting
bodies.
Current system works.
Student
Experiences
Discuss 02/22/13
Constitutions &
Policies
How does this impact/relate ULC
Discuss 02/22/13
Planning
Discuss 02/22/13
Current Senate
Committees

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