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Liaison Bert Jacobson
Submission Date Feb. 3, 2015
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Kankakee Community College
PA-3: Governance

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Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
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Do all enrolled students, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which students have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

The Student Advisory Council (SAC) and the Student Trustee positions are available to all students. There is an application process, eligibility requirements, and positions expectations that must be agreed to. For example, any student enrolled in six or more semester hours at KCC with a 2.25 GPA or higher may apply to become a Student Advisory Council member.


Is there at least one student representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative student body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of student representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

One student is selected each year to be the Student Trustee and join the Board of Trustees for all formal and informal events on campus and state-wide. the representative is selected from applicants meeting the following eligibility requirements: Eligibility Requirements
1. Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours in fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters.
2. Have sophomore standing (completed at least 30 credit hours) by fall 2015.
3. Maintain residency in District 520.
4. Currently have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7.
5. Serve the required attendance at Open Session Board Meetings and fulfill reports in a timely manner.
6. Attend at least two Student Advisory Council meetings per month.
7. Attend meetings or workshops as requested by the Board, College President, and Dean of Student Development.


Do students have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal student role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Students are invited to participate in the decision-making in all of the above activities. The President's Cabinet meets annually with the Student Advisory Council to plan and decide on various issues relevant to students. These meetings have effected programs, policies, initiatives, financial planning, communication processes, and the prioritization of projects.


Do all staff, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all staff have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Staff have access to the Administrative Communication Committee and the Support Staff Communication Committee Chaired by the Vice President of Finance and Administration and attended regularly by the President. Major decisions are first vetted through these committees for comment and possible modification. The committees meet monthly.


Is there at least one non-supervisory staff representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative staff body or organization?:
No

A brief description of non-supervisory staff representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:
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Do non-supervisory staff have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following? :
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal staff role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Non-supervisory staff have access to the Support Staff Communication Committee chaired by the Vice President of Finance and Administration and attended regularly by the President. Major decisions are first vetted through these committees for comment and possible modification. The committees meet monthly.


Do all faculty, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all faculty (including adjunct faculty) have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Regular meetings are held with the President and the faculty. Faculty Union representatives attend the monthly Board meetings. Any faculty member can bring issues directly to the Board.


Is there at least one teaching or research faculty representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative faculty body or organization?:
No

A brief description of faculty representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:
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Do faculty have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal faculty role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Faculty are invited to participate in the decision-making in all of the above activities. The President's Cabinet meets regularly with faculty and faculty leaders to plan and decide on various issues relevant to faculty. These meetings have effected programs, policies, initiatives, financial planning, communication processes, and the prioritization of projects.


The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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