SUNY Shared Governance Award
The SUNY Shared Governance Award is a SUNY wide honor conferred on a campus for outstanding achievements in shared governance. This award underscores SUNY’s commitment to academic excellence and public good through collaborative models of governance.
Shared Governance is defined as administration/faculty/staff/student cooperation that is mutually recognized as effective engagement of the local governance structures and elected representatives on important campus issues and policies that impact the local campus and the State University of New York. This cooperation should include shared and timely decision making, shared accountability, collaborative dialogue, and open communication.
One campus each year may be selected for this award. Campuses selected for this award will serve as exemplars of the best practices in shared governance. A letter, certificate and a SUNY Shared Governance Award plaque will be bestowed to commemorate selection.