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Shared Governance


Shared Governance is best demonstrated when the college, as a whole, is committed to a common vision of the college mission. Because participants in the shared governance process will be empowered with the responsibility to make decisions that affect the college as a whole, they will operate in a consensus-building fashion where open communication and accountability are paramount.

Shared Governance utilizes the collective intelligence of the college community in planning and decision-making and involves joint effort in the development of college policy. This process fosters a shared confidence that is extended to all other areas of responsibility within the institution, e.g., departments, programs, and units.

Documents & Resources

Shared Governance Handbook

Attendance Requirements             

Shared Governance Model November 2013 (Board of Trustees Approved Effective November 21, 2013)

Governance item submission form



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