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Gavilan College Participatory Governance Manual

Gavilan College Participatory Governance Manual

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A guide to the participatory governance process at Gavilan College.
A guide to the participatory governance process at Gavilan College.

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PARTICIPATINGINSHAREDGOVERNANCE
atGAVILANCOLLEGE
AHANDBOOKFORCOLLABORATIONFALL2011
 
Toallstaff,faculty,andstudentsofGavilanCollege-
WelcometoSharedGovernance!Youmayhaveheardthatcollegeshaveaformofdecision-makingunlikeanyotherinstitution.Perhapsyouhavewonderedhowitworks,orhowyoucanmakeyourvoiceheardatGavilanCollege.Theintentofthispublicationistoclarifythedecision-makingandplanningprocessesatGavilanCollegeandtoinviteyoutobeinvolved.TheGavilanCollegeSharedGovernanceManualdescribestheprocedureswehavedevelopedtoimplementBoardPolicies2510(ParticipatinginLocalDecision-Making)and3250(InstitutionalPlanning).Itdescribeskeycampusbodies,theirresponsibilities,andtheirrelationshipswitheachother.Thisguidealsodescribeshowindividualsareinvolvedinthevariousprocessesthatleadtodecisionsanddescribesthefocusofauthority,responsibility,andaccountabilityfordecisionsmade.Itincludesdefinitionsofdecision-makingterminologyasdefinedandprescribedbylaw,regulation,agreementsandgoodpracticesthataresimplythedictatesofgoodcommonsense.Effectivedecision-makingdependsupontheintelligentcommunicationsofneedsbyandtothosewhoarechargedwithmakingdecisionsandthosewhoareaccountableforresults.Broad-baseddiscussionensuresthatthosewhoareaffectedbydecisionsareabletoprovidetheiruniqueperspectives–whichleadstobetterdecisionsandeffectiveimplementationofthosedecisions.Dedicationandgoodfaitheffortsonthepartofdecision-makersarecriticaltounderstandingtheissuesandensuringthatdecisionsmadeareinthebestinterestofthecollege,andstudentlearning.Thismanualprovidesaroadmapofhowthecollegefunctions–fromunderstandableorganizationalchartstocleardescriptionsofgovernancerelationships.Thegoalistoencouragemoreparticipationinourprocessessowecanmoreeffectivelysupportstudentsuccess.WeinviteyoutobeapartofparticipatorygovernanceatGavilanCollege,throughcommitteemembership,grouprepresentation,orcompletionoftheannualgovernancesurvey.Yourperspectiveisuniqueandyourvoiceisimportant.Speakupthroughthegovernanceprocess!StevenM.KinsellaPresident/Superintendent
 
TABLEOFCONTENTS
Section1–WhatisSharedGovernance
WhyshouldIbeinvolved?
Section2–DrivingPrinciples
MissionStatement,ValuesandGoals,PrinciplesofCommunity,Decision-MakingPhilosophy,CharacteristicsofEffectiveDecision-Making,
Section3–OrganizationalCharts
CollegeAdministration,InstructionalServices,StudentServices,AdministrativeServices
Section4–RequirementsandKeyStakeHolders
GovernanceRelationships,TheLaw,AccreditationandSharedGovernance,TheBoardofTrustees,TheSuperintendent/President,TheAcademicSenate,EducationalAdministrators,Staff,AssociatedStudentBody
Section5–HowtoGetInvolved
CollegeGroupsandCommittees,AcademicSenateRolesandResponsibilities,MeetingSchedules
Section6–SharedGovernanceModel
VisualModeldemonstratinghowthevariouscommittees,operationalprocesses,andongoingplanningresultindecisionmakingandpolicyfortheCollege

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