Shared Governance in Times of Change

Des Moines, IA US
June 30, 2017

Open to DMU faculty only. There is no cost to attend. Registration is not requested. 


  • Describe the various definitions of shared governance.
  • Explain the roles of the administration, Board of Trustees and faculty in shared governance at Des Moines University.
  • Examine the barriers to effective shared governance that may exist at Des Moines University.
  • Evaluate opportunities for faculty to assess their effectiveness and efficiency specific to their role in shared governance.
  • Develop a model of shared governance that would support Des Moines University’s mission and vision.


Steven C. Bahls
President, Augustana College


Relevant to the content of this CME activity, President Bahls indicated he has no financial relationships to disclose.


11:30 amLunch
12:30 pmIntroductory comments: What Do You Hope to Accomplish This Afternoon?
12:40 pmWhy Work Toward Shared Governance?
1 pm

First Break-Out Session

  • What could the institution do better with more effective shared governance?
1:20 pmDiscussion of First Break-Out Session
1:50 pmDiscussion of the Definitions of Shared Governance
2:10 pm

Second Break-Out Session

  • What does the ideal form of shared governance look like at the institution?
2:30 pmDiscussion of Second Break-Out Session
2:45 pmBreak
3 pmDiscussion of Barriers to Effective Shared Governance, as Informed by the Shared Governance Survey
3:30 pm

Third Break-Out Session

  • What are the barriers to effective shared governance at the institution?  
  • Is the committee structure effective?  
  • Is there too much time in committee meetings vs. getting the work done for curricular reform and accreditation? 
  • What can faculty do to address the issues?  
  • How can faculty improve their faculty governance to improve shared governance?
4 pmDiscussion of Third Break-Out Session
4:15 pmDiscussion of Best Practices
4:30 pmConclude
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 3.75 AOA Category 2­A
    • 3.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 3.75 CPME
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    06/30/2017 - 12:30pm CDT
    Event ends: 
    06/30/2017 - 4:30pm CDT
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    Continuing Education Credit

    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 3.75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
    • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 3.75 continuing education contact hour(s).
    • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

    Educational Grants

    No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 

    Available Credit

    • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 3.75 AOA Category 2­A
    • 3.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 3.75 CPME


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