Hierarchical Approach to Shared Governance

Local Senates

What exactly is shared governance? The University of California model would suggest that shared governance means that the Board of Regents delegates authority over certain matters, such as curriculum, to the faculty. When the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates developed the general education transfer curriculum, and the UC decided to use it as the basis of a UC general education transfer curriculum, a vote of the Senate on May 5, 1988, was sufficient to put the new curriculum into play.