Shared decision-making refers to faculty having opportunities to engage in discussions, voice their opinions, and have those opinions recognized as departments make decisions. While the university has a long history of faculty-led governance, there has always been substantial variability between departments. In addition, the pandemic has depressed opportunities for faculty to work together to make formal and informal decisions.
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Liu, Shuyin, Joya Misra, and Laurel Smith-Doerr. 2023. "UMass ADVANCE Faculty Survey Report: Decision-Making Findings."