Faculty input sought at upcoming shared governance town halls


In partnership with the Faculty Senate, the Shared Governance Committee is gathering input from its faculty colleagues regarding shared governance at Vanderbilt.

The Shared Governance Committee, appointed by Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Susan R. Wente, consists of 11 faculty members from Vanderbilt’s 10 colleges and schools. The committee is diligently working to study shared governance processes and best practices within the Vanderbilt community.

To gather input from faculty, the committee has scheduled a series of town hall-style conversations to hear feedback. All faculty are invited to attend.

Upcoming meeting times and locations are as follows:

  • School of Nursing: Friday, Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m. – Nursing Annex, Room 161
  • School of Engineering: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4 p.m. – Featheringill Hall, Room 132
  • Blair School of Music: Wednesday, Dec. 6, noon – Choral Hall
  • Peabody College: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m. – Mayborn Hall, Room 204
  • Vanderbilt Divinity School: Friday, Dec. 8, noon – Reading Room
  • College of Arts and Science: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m. – Wilson Hall, Room 112
  • Clinical Sciences: Thursday, Dec. 14, noon – Light Hall, Room 512

The committee is eager to gather input on where shared governance is working well at Vanderbilt as well as specific suggestions for improving shared governance.

If you are unable to attend a town hall meeting—or in addition to attending—you can complete an anonymous six-question survey about shared governance at Vanderbilt. For questions or more information, contact