The College Council is the forum that provides college-wide input on shared governance issues through review and discussion.
Function of College Council
College Council is the decision-making body that forwards recommendations on
shared governance issues that do not
require mutual agreement between the Academic Senate and Board to the
Superintendent/President for action or for presentation to the Board for action.
The College Council provides the means for the combined thinking of faculty,
staff, students, and management to be included in the formation of all these
recommendations except curriculum issues. The College Council may also review and provide input for all
items that require MAC consideration with the exception of Curriculum Committee
majority of the members of any representative group (Students, Faculty, Classified,
or Management) on the College Council may defer a vote on an issue until it has
time to confer with its constituency. This delay must be accomplished within a
specific time period not to exceed twenty regular days of instruction.
College Council establishes rules of order and other processes to be used by
the College Council in the deliberation over college issues related to shared
governance. Any member of College Council may submit an item for the agenda.
the College Council receives proposals or accepts identified issues from any
individual or group within the College, the College Council may act in the
- Redirect the issue or proposal to one or more other committees or constituent groups for further
review and recommendations before
considering the issue or
proposal in College Council.
appropriate recommendations for submission to the Superintendent/ President for
consideration by the Board of Trustees,
where no additional information or participation is needed.
that the issue is not within the scope of shared governance, or is not
appropriate for consideration by the College Council.
the issue or proposal.
information and request action items from the standing committees to ensure
that issues before the College Council either have had or will have appropriate
committee attention prior to full College Council review.
ad hoc committees to deal with specific issues.
that issues affecting more than one constituent group or committee are dealt
with by each affected group or committee before formulating a final
the case of “3” or “4” above, the individual or group presenting the issue or
proposal is permitted time to present the issue/proposal to the College Council.
The Superintendent/President may return the recommendation for further study,
review, and/or revision. When a recommendation is returned, a written and clearly
related rationale shall be provided by the Superintendent/President.
*Taken from the Shared Governance Document, Board Approved May 12, 2011.
Board Approved Shared Governance Document