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Board of Trustees Policy

5085 -- STAFF COLLABORATION AND GOVERNANCE

Policy Statement
The Board of Trustees endorses the development of collaborative processes among college staff groups and encourages the president and staff to develop teams and self-improvement mechanisms which foster problem solving with diverse representation and participants. College administration has the decision-making authority, but will use processes to assure staff involvement and influence as policy recommendations are prepared and decisions made. The governance structure provides four modes of staff involvement in decision-making: consensus, collaboration, consultation and notification. The first is the most desirable.

General Guidelines for Policy Implementation *
The governance system is built upon key ideals that must be the procedural "life blood" of the model. These ideals and objectives must be progressively realized in the ongoing application and maturity of governance at WCC. These ideals include:

  1. Shared decision making that is participatory and inclusive of issues and constituencies
  2. Accessible, visible, flexible and open process
  3. Autonomy in light of institutional principles
  4. Empowerment of the individual through the system
  5. Support of community interests over those of individuals or sub-groups
  6. Consensus by working at the level where the interests of all parties emerge
  7. Final decision-making power resting as closely as possible with the person(s) most affected by the outcome of the decision
  8. Informed, effective, and responsible decisions
  9. Administrative authority's promotion of collective decision-making
  10. System-wide checks and balances

The WCC governance system is structured to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To provide a system to utilize most effectively the expertise and insights for achieving the mission and goals of the college
  2. To provide a means to enhance involvement in policy and procedure formulation
  3. To enhance the institutional planning, development, and evaluation process
  4. To establish a widely accepted and predictable system for decision-making
  5. To develop active partnerships in shaping the future of WCC
  6. To provide a system that more readily identifies, communicates, and resolves problems
  7. To provide opportunities for carrying out responsibilities for institutional service in a cooperative and effective manner
  8. To provide the opportunity for each individual to have influence on the decisions that affect his/her work life.

* The Washtenaw Community College Governance System, revised, 1993, pgs. 9 & 10


Adopted: October 23, 1990
Revised: December 19, 1995
Administrative Review: May 2002
(5085)




Board of Trustees Policy Manual
    SERIES 1000, BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    • 1010 - Bylaws
    • 1020 - Citizen Participation During Board of Trustees Meetings
    • 1030 - Policy Development Guidelines
    • 1050 - Mission Statement
    • 1060 - Guidelines for Excellence
    • 1070 - Trustee Emeritus Policy
    • 1080 - Board Travel and Attendance at Conferences
    • 1090 - Compensation and Reimbursement of Trustee Local Expenses

    SERIES 2000, ADMISSIONS, TUITION/FEES ASSESSMENT
    • 2005 - Admissions Policy
    • 2030 - Residency
    • 2040 - Tuition Refund Policy
    • 2080 - Tuition Payment Plan Policy
    • 2095 - WCC Scholarships
    • 2105 - Program Offerings in Livingston County
    • 2120 - Policy on Articulation

    SERIES 3000, INSTRUCTION
    • 3010 - Assurance of Student Success
    • 3020 - Club Sports
    • 3031 - Policy on Credit for Prior Learning
    • 3033 - College Certificate Structure Policy
    • 3043 - Curriculum Purpose and Effectiveness Policy
    • 3045 - General Education Philosophy and Requirements
    • 3046 - Degree Structure Policy

    SERIES 4000, STUDENTS
    • 4052 - Learning Resource Center, Loan Privileges (LRC)
    • 4055 - New Student Assessment and Individualized Program Planning
    • 4060 - Student Orientation
    • 4067 - Student Eligibility for Extra- and Co-Curricular Activities
    • 4070 - Student Information, Release of
    • 4080 - WCC Student Newspaper
    • 4090 - Student Health Insurance
    • 4095 - Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct Code

    SERIES 5000, EMPLOYEES
    • 5005 - Administrative Compensation Policy
    • 5010 - Affirmative Action
    • 5020 - Administrative Group Annual Planning & Performance Review Policy
    • 5030 - Children's Center, Staff Use of
    • 5040 - Conflict of Interest: College Administrators
    • 5042 - Diversity in College Employment
    • 5045 - Emeritus Staff Policy
    • 5050 - Employee Assistance Program
    • 5060 - Employee Recognition
    • 5065 - Organizational Chart
    • 5070 - Part-Time Faculty and Wage Rates
    • 5080 - Sexual Harassment
    • 5081 - Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment
    • 5085 - Staff Collaboration and Governance Policy
    • 5087 - Staff Success Policy
    • 5090 - Work Practices and Rules of Conduct (Faculty and Staff)
    • 5091 - Drug-Free Workplace

    SERIES 6000, BUSINESS OFFICE
    • 6010 - Accounting of Funds
    • 6020 - Banking
    • 6030 - Budget Adjustment
    • 6035 - External Use of College Facilities
    • 6036 - Conduct and Compliance: Use of Facilities
    • 6037 - Facilities Rental Fee Policy
    • 6040 - Firearms Range, Utilization Priority
    • 6041 - Firearms Range, Safety
    • 6042 - Firearms Range, User Fee
    • 6050 - Purchase of Goods and Services
    • 6060 - Travel
    • 6070 - Policy on the Monitoring of Federal Funds

    SERIES 7000, CONTINUING EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
    • 7010 - Continuing Education Agreements with Public School Districts
    • 7020 - Continuing Education Unit
    • 7030 - Non-Credit Offerings

    SERIES 8000, GENERAL COLLEGE POLICIES
    • 8010 - Alcoholic Beverages on College Property, Use and Possession
    • 8012 - Americans with Disabilities Act, Compliance
    • 8015 - Honorary Associate Degree Policy
    • 8016 - Campus Safety Policy
    • 8018 - Policy on Student Speech and Expressive Conduct
    • 8021 - Internet Accounts Policy
    • 8022 - Computing Resources Usage Policy
    • 8025 - Crime Awareness and Campus Security Policy
    • 8028 - Access, Success, and Equity for Diverse People
    • 8029 - Display of Flags and Banners Policy
    • 8040 - Foundation, WCC
    • 8050 - Institutional Effectiveness
    • 8060 - Long-Range Planning
    • 8063 - Memorial Tributes
    • 8065 - Naming of College Buildings and Spaces
    • 8070 - Right To Know Laws, Compliance
    • 8085 - Smoke-Free Campus Policy








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