Antioch University strives to be a democratically-minded and participatory institution of higher education. Antioch University’s governance structure is based on several fundamental assumptions:
- Antioch University strives to be a unique national educational resource committed to progressive, innovative, and quality education for adult students
- The governance structure contributes to achieving Antioch University’s mission, priorities and objectives
- The governance structure clearly articulates and provides for each program’s curriculum to be developed and implemented by the faculty to achieve Antioch University’s educational mission
- The governance structure provides for appropriate and meaningful involvement of student, faculty, staff, and administration in decision-making processes and facilitates communication, promotes cooperation, and encourages effective and efficient operation
- The governance structure judiciously uses institutional, human, and fiscal resources to achieve its mission, priorities, and objectives
Antioch University provides a wide range of opportunities for broad involvement in governance. Principal legal and fiduciary responsibility for the University rests with the University Board of Governors, which appoints the University Chancellor to oversee the University’s five campuses and other operations.
Principal operational responsibility for the Los Angeles campus rests with the Antioch University Los Angeles Provost, who provides campus leadership and is responsible to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs of Antioch University. AULA’s Provost, in concert with the faculty Department Chairs and other directors in Academic Affairs, provides campus leadership in the development of curriculum.
The faculty as a whole is responsible for curricular innovation and excellence, for providing a challenging student-centered classroom environment, and for modeling a community of lifelong learning. Student voices related to policy issues should be directed to the appropriate Department Chair or the Provost. AULA alumni are served by the volunteer Alumni Council. Key campus committees include faculty and staff, and often student and alumni, representation. The campus has several governing and advisory bodies, a wide range of faculty and staff meetings, and community-wide meetings to provide input into campus operations and directions.