Participation in Problem Solving and Decision Making

Does the current governance system encourage a broad range of employee and student involvement?  Do you see governance processes as inclusive or exclusive? What would encourage you to participate in governance at Lane? Please elaborate.

5 thoughts on “Participation in Problem Solving and Decision Making

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    Spring Conference Breakout Session - May 6, 2018

    It may not be the system but the implementation of the system that is a problem.
    It doesn’t include or represent multiple groups and perspectives
    Not clear how members are chosen
    We need time release for classified and faculty
    There is a lack of diversity, with a small group of the same people participating across multiple councils
    Consider fewer councils and meetings with more tasks and workgroups

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    Spring Conference Breakout Session - May 6, 2018

    We need to bring more voices and perspectives to the work. It shouldn’t be focused on union and labor relations issues and voices– there are separate structures for that
    Workload needs to be considered for participants
    Consider creating job descriptions for council positions
    Need to be able to show results/action/impact to recruit additional participants and create meaningful participation

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    Spring Conference Breakout Session - May 6, 2018

    It feels like people are “shoulder-tapped” and it is a club, not an all-call

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    Spring Conference Breakout Session - May 6, 2018

    Some individuals seem hand-picked
    Faculty council practice of inviting members to participate and be vetted is pretty meritocratic

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    Spring Conference - Faculty (8) Focus Group - May 8, 2018

    No clear delineation of collective bargaining in decision-making
    When problems are brought to ASA or governance, there is a lack of acknowledgement of how the problem is being addressed.
    The process is exclusive and exclusivity is increasing. For example, the process to create hiring committees for faculty and managers is very closed.
    There needs to be explicit support for participating without fear of retaliation (especially true for part-time employees)

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