HLC Shared Governance Survey
HLC Shared Governance Report Writing Team
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INTRODUCTION AND SHARED GOVERNANCE DEFINITION so you can thoughtfully respond to each question within the survey.
The HLC Shared Governance Report Writing Team is charged with monitoring CCC’s progress in improving our shared governance model. In order to measure progress, the committee has decided to establish a baseline as to what the college community‘s understanding of shared governance is and where the college community believes shared governance stands as of today.
Please complete this survey to establish a baseline. The survey is dvided into sections and it will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. We plan to follow up this survey with annual surveys to monitor progress.
Definition of Shared Governance
CCC’s Shared Governance definition is below. Please read this section carefully before taking the survey.
“Well-informed + reasoned, respectful = Decisions made with best participants debate/discussion interest of College in mind
Governance is the process among administration, employees, community, and students that enables public policies and programs to be formulated, implemented, and evaluated. In the broader context, it refers to the rules, institutions, and networks that determine how an organization functions. It is the manner in which the [administration], working together with other stakeholders within the organization, exercises its authority and influence on promoting the collective welfare of employees, communities, students, and the long-term interests of the College.
Dynamism is characterized by: new ideas, fresh perceptions, continual improvement/upgrading, quick actions, flexible adaptations, and creative innovations. It implies, continuous learning, fast and effective execution, and unending change.
Governance becomes dynamic when previous policy choices can be adapted to current developments in an uncertain and fast changing environment so that policies and institutions remain relevant and effective in achieving the long-term desired outcomes of the College. (Sustainability)
Shared/dynamic governance is essential for sustained economic and social developments in an uncertain and fast changing environment, and in an increasingly demanding and sophisticated institution where employees, students, and the community are more educated and more exposed to globalization. It is the key to success in contemporary society and is the result of new thinking and learning and is manifested in new paths, revised policies, and restructured institutions.
Shared/dynamic governance requires shared discussion and decision-making, continuous learning that enables deep understanding of the future developments that may affect the College, a willingness to review rules and policies that may be out-dated as circumstances change, and an openness to adapt global knowledge to the unique contexts of the institution. (Learning College philosophy)
Thinking Ahead…Thinking Again…Thinking Across
While not everyone will always like or approve of a decision, at the very least, they can know their opinions were heard and understood, based on the inclusion of the discussion and the broad-based knowledge that accompanied the decision.
Dynamic Governance. (2007). Framework for Dynamic Governance: Institutionalizing Culture, Capabilities, and Change (Chapter 1). B.S, Neo and G. Chen. World Scientific Publishing.
Nay, J. (February, 2008). Shared Governance: A Faculty Right & Responsibility. Consumnes River”
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