Collective Autonomy

The Eleven potential areas for collective autonomy include:

  1. Selecting colleagues

  2. Evaluating/transferring and/or terminating colleagues

  3. Setting staff pattern (including size of staff; allocation of personnel among teaching and other positions)

  4. Selecting leaders

  5. Determining learning program and learning materials (including teaching methods, curriculum, and levels of technology)

  6. Having a voice in budget and operation of school

  7. Determining compensation, including leaders

  8. Setting the schedule (of classes; of school hours; length of school year)

  9. Setting school-level policies (including disciplinary protocol, homework, etc.)

  10. Determining Professional Development

  11. Assessing school performance according to multiple measures (not only a mean proficiency score)