University Network for Collaborative Governance
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About the Network
The University Network for Collaborative Governance (UNCG) consists of centers and programs in colleges and universities that engage in service and scholarship in order to enable citizens and their leaders to engage in dialogue, discussion, problem solving, and conflict resolution around public issues.
The Network will support centers and programs, helping them carry out their mission, connecting them with colleagues, sharing ideas and programs that work, offering consultation and assistance, and holding outstanding conferences.
Network members have adoped a common set of principles that its members agree to adhere to in their organizational operations, functions, and practices. The principles reflect a commitment to maintaining the integrity and excellence of the programs and practices of these centers.
Each center has or will have an organizational charter or set of policies that articulates the principles as well as appropriate policies and standards to guide their practices.
The term "collaborative governance" refers to a relatively new and emerging field, and thus academics, practitioners and participants engage in discussions on how to best define collaborative governance. Members of UNCG draw from a variety of descriptions to describe the work their centers do. We have collected the most widely used definitions that encapsulates collaborative governance.
The Network promotes and champions the role universities and their centers play as neutral forums and resources for collaborative governance. Network objectives are to:
UNCG now has three membership categories:
Join the Network!
When first joining the Network, we suggest contacting the UNCG Steering Committee Chair or the Membership Chair. You can also send any questions to PCI, and we ask that you provide PCI with your university, program name, and appropriate contact information via email.