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Governance Task Force

The task force is charged to review and recommend policies and actions that will develop a structure of effective shared governance at all levels of MSU Denver. This includes:

  • Soliciting feedback from elected governance leaders advisory group, as well as the MSU Denver community.
  • Reviewing the shared principles of shared governance that were developed at the Sept. 2014 Board of Trustees retreat.
  • Soliciting feedback, seek Best Practices from other institutions, and gather criteria for evaluating effective shared governance.
  • Having a transparent process that provides updates to the Board of Trustees, University community and relevant outside groups.
  • Drawing upon key elements of the MSU Denver Strategic Plan – A Time for Transformation, and develop a value statement and guiding principles that demonstrate a commitment to effective shared governance.
  • Providing final recommendation of an effective shared governance structure to the MSU Denver Board of Trustees at the May, 2015 business meeting.


The task force submitted a final report to Dr. Jordan and the Board of Trustees in June, 2015. Please download the report and appendices here: 

Shared Governance Task Force Final Report

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

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