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Columbus State Community College's Shared Governance system is a mechanism for developing, evaluating and recommending changes in College-wide policies, procedures, or guidelines. Institutional concerns regarding curriculum and assessment, long-range plans, student support, use of physical resources, budgeting priorities, technology plans, professional training and development are the general focus areas for the College's governance Councils.
The Shared Governance process utilizes the collective intelligence of the College community in planning and decision-making, and it fosters a shared confidence that is extended to all other areas of responsibility within the institution (e.g., departments, programs, and units). The final approval authority for policies is vested with the Board of Trustees, and the President approves procedures.
Documents & Resources
- General Education Course Review Process
- Shared Governance Model November 2013
- Shared Governance Organization November 2013 (Appendix A)
- Shared Governance Process November 2013 (Appendix B)
- Columbus State is one of thirty colleges named to the Pathways Project, a college completion effort led by the American Association of Community Colleges. For the next three years the group will create a model for implementing guided academic and career pathways at scale. The project is funded through a $5.2 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.