The literature of shared governance tends to focus on the role of faculty, administrators, and governing boards.  The readings that were posted on 10/26/09 illustrate this focus (although the AAUP/ACE/AGB piece does include some discussion of students).

All of this raises the question–is shared governance truly about sharing?  How do students and staff fit in?  Should alumni be part of shared governance?  In other words, who gets to ride the shared governance train and where do they get to sit?