What is shared governance?
Shared governance means that faculty and administrators share responsibility for operating and governing the university. Shared governance is mandated by the Constitutions of the Indiana University Faculty, the Bloomington Faculty, and the individual Schools and the College. Each of these documents specifies domains in which faculty have legislative
Successful shared governance depends upon trust, collaboration, communication, transparency, inclusiveness, honesty, and integrity.
Areas of legislative authority carry with them responsibility and accountability. Thus, shared governance depends on a system of mutual accountability, with the faculty answerable to the administration and the administration answerable to the faculty.