The Principles

1. Established lines of authority (as outlined in the ‘Statement on Governance of Colleges and Universities’ jointly formulated by the American Association of University Professors [AAUP], the American Council on Education [ACE], and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges [AGB]) will be respected and followed.

2. Representation from and communication with all affected stakeholders will be actively sought at each step in the decision-making process. This is essential in order to assure their participation in and understanding of decisions or change that affects them.

3. A change management process and tools will be used to guide decision-making and change processes toward more sound and inclusive decisions.