Feb. 10, 2020—Feedback in the form of surveys, town halls, listening sessions and frank conversations makes our university stronger and elevates the voices of all members of the Vanderbilt community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.
Oct. 21, 2019—Transparency keeps everyone informed so we can engage in meaningful debate and give input on actions, and it builds trust and teamwork by setting clear and consistent processes, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in this week's column.
Oct. 7, 2019—Trust is critical to our work together as a university community, and we can develop it by building connectedness across our different experiences, opinions and disciplines, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in this week's column.
Sep. 24, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses the recently launched Faculty Gateway and Shared Governance at Vanderbilt websites, designed to make searching for information easier and more intuitive, in this month's newsletter.
Sep. 20, 2018—A new university website will better connect the Vanderbilt community to the various outlets for shared governance on campus and will serve as a repository for related best practice resources.
Aug. 2, 2018—Heading into its fifth year, Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan continues to spark innovation and provide a roadmap in pursuit of the university’s mission. The plan’s impact is evident in all corners of campus as faculty, staff and students work collaboratively across disciplines, schools and colleges.
May. 24, 2018—The Shared Governance Committee recommends expanding the partnership between administration and faculty, with particular attention paid to enriched communication and broaden faculty involvement.
Mar. 14, 2018—The Shared Governance Committee has released a draft report of its work and invites feedback from all faculty ahead of a pair of town hall meetings scheduled for March 22 and 27.
Nov. 29, 2017—The Shared Governance Committee has scheduled a series of town hall-style conversations to gather feedback from faculty about shared governance at Vanderbilt.
Nov. 17, 2016—Deeper faculty engagement in university decision-making and initiatives is the aim of the new Shared Governance Project being launched next month by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.