Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.37
Liaison Benjamin Newton
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Community College
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.13 / 3.00
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students No
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

Central CC Board of Governors-Central Community College is governed by an 11-member Board of Governors. Two members are elected from each of five election districts. One member is elected at-large. Members are elected to four-year terms with no limit on the number of terms.

College Cabinet- The College Cabinet is comprised of the membership of: College President, College Executive Vice President, Vice President of Administrative Services, Vice President of Human Resources, Vice President of Institutional Advancement/Foundation Director, Columbus Campus President, Grand Island Campus President, Hastings Campus President, a faculty representative, and a staff support representative.

​The voting members of the College Cabinet are the campus presidents.

The faculty representative and the staff support representative rotate each year between campuses.

Faculty -
2017-18 Grand Island
2018-19 Hastings
2019-20 Columbus

Staff -
2017-18 Hastings
2018-19 Columbus
2019-20 Grand Island

Faculty Senate
Article I: Senate Name
The name of the organization shall be the Central Community College All College Faculty Senate, hereafter referred to as the ACFS.
Article II: Purpose
The purpose of the ACFS shall be:  To facilitate effective communication among the full-time faculty members of Central Community College.  To facilitate effective communication between the full-time faculty members of Central Community College and the administration of the College.  To facilitate effective communication between the full-time faculty members of Central Community College and the Board of Governors of Central Community College.  To actively participate in shared governance of the college as defined by the Faculty Council of Community Colleges and the American Association of University Professors. o Shared governance in higher education refers to the structures and processes through which governing boards, administration, faculty, students, and staff participate in the development of policies and in decision making that affect the institution. (FCCC) o Shared governance reflects mutual respect and trust in the college community for contributions by all members. Such trust and respect allows all other activities to proceed more smoothly. It capitalizes on collective intelligence and strengthens morale. (AAUP)  To promote and uphold academic freedom as defined by the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom by the American Association of University Professors (http://www.aaup.org/report/1940-statement-principles-academicfreedom-and-tenure). o Teachers are entitled to full freedom of research and in the publication of results, subject to the adequate performance of their other academic duties; but research for pecuniary return should be based upon an understanding with the authorities of the institution. o Teachers are entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing their subject, but they should be careful not to introduce into their teaching controversial matter, which has no relation to their subject. Limitations of academic freedom because of religious or other aims of the institution should be clearly stated in writing at the time of the appointment.

Voted and Approved 10/16/2017
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o College and university teachers are citizens, members of a learned profession and officers of an educational institution. When they speak or write as citizens, they should be free from institutional censorship or discipline, but their special position in the community imposes special obligations. As scholars and educational officers, they should remember that the public may judge their profession and their institution by their utterances. Hence they should at all times be accurate, should exercise appropriate restraint, should show respect for the opinions of others, and should make every effort to indicate that they are not speaking for the institution.
To achieve these purposes, the ACFS shall:  Present the views and recommendations of full-time faculty members to the college administration as these relate to policies and procedures of academic and professional matters.  Be an essential part of the instructional programs, policy making strategic plans, and shared governance of the institution.  Promote and encourage activities that develop positive morale, responsibility, and leadership among the faculty members of the institution.  Develop cooperation and fellowship among the faculty members of the institution.

Educational Services
Currently, there have been three voting members in Educational Services representing the division of Student Services. These members have included the following: (1) the previous position of Dean of Student and Enrollment Services, (2) the College Registrar, and (3) one at-large staff (contract or hourly) representative.
Recommendations:
• The voting privilege previously held by the Dean of Student and Enrollment Services will now be held by the Dean of Student Success.
• The Dean of Enrollment Management will assume the voting responsibility previously assigned to the College Registrar.
• The at-large, voting staff representative shall serve an annual term from July 1 through June 30 – and shall be selected on an alternating basis from the Student Services areas and from the Enrollment Management areas.
• The above changes shall take effect in April of 2018.

Responsibilities of Educational Services
Educational Services – Deliberates and makes recommendations to the College Cabinet and/or College President concerning planning, developing, and evaluating instructional services, student services, and designated supportive services of the college. Voting members – Deans of Instruction for Academic Education, Health, and Skilled and Technical Sciences; Dean of Extended Learning Services; Dean of Student Success; Dean of Enrollment Management; Associate Vice President of the Virtual Campus and Business; Dean of Training/Kearney Center, and one other student services representative (a rotating positon that is determined by the VP of Student Services); and four faculty representatives – one from each division– academic education, business, health, and skilled and technical sciences. Under the supervision of the All-College Faculty Senate, each division will appoint/elect a representative serving a two-year term. If the division does not appoint/elect a representative the seat will remain empty until filled. The vice president of innovation and instruction will chair. Meeting the fourth Thursday of each month during common meeting time. The agenda, supporting documents, and minutes will be posted on SharePoint.

Student Club Presidents- meet quarterly
https://www.cccneb.edu/student-organizations

All College Staff Committee meets monthly and organizes speakers, events, and overall initiatives to be moved forward to college cabinet.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
11

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
2

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
4

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
36.36

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

Board members are all local elected community members representing local taxpayers.

Local resiliency committees and NGOs in Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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