Shared Governance and Communications Committee

​Central Michigan University's Shared Governance and Communications Committee was created in 2013 by CMU President George E. Ross and the Academic Senate.

Its purpose is to hold before the CMU community the ideals of, and guidelines for, good shared governance and clear communication.  Additionally, the committee will measure and report on the extent to which these have been embraced in our practices. The overall objective is to make these ideals an integral part of our culture at CMU.

Committee charge

  1. Provide a means for faculty, staff and students to share feedback, including concerns regarding perceived lapses in following the hallmarks of shared governance and communications at CMU.  The committee will act not as jury, judge or mediator, but may help open lines of communication between relevant parties and suggest possible paths to address issues.  It will not, however, be involved in implementing solutions.
  2. Conduct an objective survey of campus climate periodically (at least every five years), and disseminate the results of such a survey to the university community.
  3. Prepare and disseminate an annual report regarding shared governance and communications at CMU, including recommendations for improvement. 

This website provides links to the committee's reports and minutes as well as shared governance references.




We welcome your input.

Members of the CMU community may use the Submit button below to send information or ask questions of the committee. Commenters may provide or withhold their names.


NOTE: Our ability to review your concern may be significantly limited if you do not submit your name. Further, we will not be able to give you a response unless we know who you are.