Professors and Deans Praise Shared Governance, but Criticize Corporate Model

Success stories in shared governance on college campuses were the focus of a first-of-its-kind meeting last month between the American Association of University Professors and the American Conference of Academic Deans.

But amid the upbeat anecdotes, several participants sounded a note of alarm over the continuing push to use the corporation as a model for running academic institutions.

Mary Burgan, the general secretary of the A.A.U.P., called the gathering here a chance for