Hans-Joerg Tiede

Revised Policies at Illinois Wesleyan

Illinois Wesleyan University strengthened its policies on financial exigency this spring, bringing them into compliance with AAUP recommendations. The process was led by Hans-Joerg Tiede, associate professor of computer science, who is the AAUP chapter president and also chaired a task force charged with reviewing the faculty handbook.

Collaborative Decision Making Regarding Salary Policy: A Case Study

As part of this year’s report we include a case study of compensation discussions on one specific campus. Like all feature articles in Academe, this case study represents the views of the authors and not necessarily the formal policies of the AAUP. It is presented here not to serve as a model but to stimulate discussion around shared governance in faculty compensation. We had initially commissioned a second case study, but it was not available at press time.

Faculty Communication with Governing Boards

College and university governance works best when every constituency within the institution has a clear understanding of its role with respect to the other constituencies. It works best when communication among the governing board, the administration, and the faculty (not to mention the staff and students) is regular, open, and honest. Too often the president serves as the sole conduit for the governing board and the faculty to communicate with each other. While this practice may be efficient, it rarely enhances understanding between governing boards and faculties.

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