President Robert L. Manuel > Meet Rob & Team > Presidential Fellows > Shared Governance Presidential Fellowship Program
As part of further developing a rigorous and transparent shared governance, DePaul will establish a new fellowship program. The Shared Governance Presidential Fellows will work closely with Faculty Council, the executive administration, deans, and other individuals in key leadership positions.
DePaul will offer up to two fellowships to examine the tenets of shared governance and explore how they are enacted across the university through such existing mechanisms as the Faculty Handbook and Faculty Council, as well as other practices. Strong preference will be given to group proposals (submitted by two faculty members), with no more than one faculty member per college or school.
Faculty fellows will identify specific areas of shared governance that require recalibration to be more closely connected with key principles, including decision-making processes related to the primary and participatory responsibilities of faculty, as outlined in the handbook. Fellows will conduct research on DePaul’s systems of shared governance, as well as review best practices and case studies from other universities.
Fellows will be required to develop an action plan in consultation with the president, the provost, and Faculty Council leadership to be addressed during the appointment term. The deliverables at the completion of the fellowship include:
Per the recommendation of Faculty Council, the Shared Governance Presidential Fellows Program is open to all tenured faculty members with experience in shared governance related issues.
Fellowships will not be available during the 2023-24 academic year. Information about the application process for 2024-25 academic year will be shared when it is available.