"while the central administration typically abides by the principles of collegial governance by consulting in a timely fashion with the leadership of the faculty, staff, and student senates on policies that affect those groups across units of the university, the events in the CEHD have raised some concerns about how consistently the rules of shared governance are followed within units."Citing insufficient orientation, training and evaluation of unit administrators, the committee states,
The balance of the report contains a set of recommendations that the university follow its own polcies and the establish a new University Ombudsperson to mediate problems.
"In particular, it appears that accountability for adherence to established principles of collegial governance may be weaker at the level of unit administration than any other level of administration."
The committee did not set out to uncover infractions at the university, and it didn't. Rather, it offered a set of recommendations for "looking forward."
Find a copy of the report at PageOne Kentucky.