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Our Fall 2021 URG on SG book is:

The Rise and Decline of Faculty Governance: Professionalization and the Modern American University

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 2:30-4pm, via Zoom.


The author, Larry G. Gerber, will join us!


Please register at this link before Nov. 7th:

We will send the Zoom link to all registrants thereafter.


Please read the book and then join us for a discussion of its contents and implications for shared governance.


Reviews of this book are available in many places, to include here and here.

Here’s an excerpt from the opening of the latter review:

“Larry G. Gerber, professor emeritus of history at Auburn University, former chair of its university senate and history department, former vice president of the American Association of University Professors, and a former chair of the AAUP’s Committee on College and University Governance, is eminently qualified to write this important book about faculty governance in the United States. Drawing on, among other sources, a series of AAUP surveys conducted over the past century, Gerber helps us better understand faculty governance in our time—and why it matters—by placing it in a broad historical context.”


The book can be purchased here

You can also download the book, chapter by chapter, for free from the university library by doing the following:

Click on this link:

Scroll down and click on the red, “Project Muse” link.

If you are accessing the book from off campus, you will be asked to log in with your NetID and password.