Trustees and Professors: So Often at Odds, So Much Alike

With accelerating intensity, trustees and professors around the country are waging a war of words in the media and elsewhere about shared governance and the balance of power on the campuses. The vitriolic volleys, with overhand smashes worthy of Wimbledon, have generated more headlines than headway. On the trustees' side, they have included charges of "arrogant" faculty members and an "academic world gone mad." On the faculty members' side, they have brought