Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.07
Liaison Brittney Hernandez-Stevenson
Submission Date May 8, 2015
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Madisonville Community College
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Brittney Stevenson
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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 Government Association at Madisonville Community College is an organization that is committed to the advocacy of all students at MCC. We believe in helping to develop the whole student, and not just academically. Students can serve in varies capacities in SGA either the officer or member roles. We believe in giving all students a voice and encourage involvement in SGA events along with community and school activities. We encourage all other clubs and organizations to have a representative serve on the SGA committee to create unity among all clubs and organizations at MCC. SGA typically meets bi-monthly, or more if needed.


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:

The MCC Board of Regents includes one Student Regent, the SGA President, who is elected by the student body and SGA advisors.


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

All of these areas fall under the statue of the MCC Board of Regents, which includes a Student Regent. New policies, programs, and initiatives as well as budget decisions are made by the Board of Regents, through discussion and vote. Students are welcome to provide input through outreach methods to MCC administration.


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)?:
No

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

Through Madisonville Community College an elected Staff Council conducts regular meetings to assess and address staff needs and issues. Members of the Staff Council sit on other committees or advisory boards to ensure staff representation. Furthermore, we shall strive to enhance the productivity and employment experience of every Madisonville Community College staff member and to exert to the utmost our efforts to help the University achieve its educational goals."


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?:
Yes

A brief description of non-supervisory staff representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

A professional staff employee can be elected to the Faculty Council


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 No
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:

During annual Spring Kick Off meeting all faculty, staff, and administration were encouraged to contribute ideas for revamping Madisonville Community College's mission statement. Staff members serve on the board of regents and are involved in new policy, program and project prioritization, strategic planning, etc.


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:

Yes. The deliberative assembly of Madisonville Community College, including full-time faculty, directly participates in making recommendations on the following matters: academic policies and curricula for KCTCS; courses and other academic offerings of KCTCS; policies and regulations governing admission classifications, probation and dismissal of KCTCS students; an academic calendar; all candidates for degrees, diplomas, and certificates from the Colleges; criteria for Faculty appointments, re-appointments, promotions, evaluation, and tenure; changes in the Rules of the KCTCS Senate; and issues related to the welfare of its members. Visiting and part-time faculty are invited to attend meetings of the deliberative assembly and may request the privilege of the floor to participate in discussion.

The deliberative assembly of Madisonville Community College elects representatives to serve on the college’s Faculty Council, standing committees, and Board of Directors, as well as representatives to the KCTCS Senate. Additionally, Faculty members serve on the college’s Academic Cabinet, a representative body for communication and decision-making.


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?:
Yes

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

The deliberative assembly of Madisonville Community College elects representatives by secret ballot to serve on the college’s Faculty Council (Chair of Faculty, Vice Chair of Faculty, Secretary of Faculty, Parliamentarian of Faculty, representatives from each academic division, and one Professional Staff representative), standing committees (Chair of Curriculum Approval Committee and College Appeals Board members), and the Faculty representative to the Madisonville Community College Board of Directors. Six Faculty are elected by secret ballot to serve as representatives to the KCTCS Senate, three of which are elected to serve as the chair of the college’s Curriculum Review Committee, chair of the college’s Rules Committee, and college member on the KCTCS Council. Faculty members (current Division Chairs selected by division faculty) serve on the college’s Academic Cabinet, a representative body for communication and decision-making.


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 were asked to provide input in 2014-15 to revisit the college’s mission statement and make revisions; Ideas for new policies, programs, projects, initiatives, and communications processes are often discussed in monthly Faculty Council meetings; Faculty attend the President’s Planning Retreat held in the spring of each year with about 30 participants representing different units of the college. The IR/IE Director then uses this information to craft the college’s annual plan; Faculty may suggest and request physical resources through their Division Chair and through the Planning Retreat. Items identified in the planning retreat are identified with associated costs. Technical faculty may also request resources through the annual Perkins Plan in which faculty identify equipment/ professional development/ and technology needed to keep their programs up to date; Faculty may make suggestions regarding budgeting and fiscal planning through the Chief Academic Officer.


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