Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.34
Liaison Barry Schwalbe
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2014
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Richland Community College
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Greg Florian
Vice President
Finance & Administration
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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:

Student body elects a Student Representative to sit on the College Board; Board Meetings are open to all students.


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:

Student representative is elected by student body.


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:

The Strategic Planning Team gathered information and input from a number of sources, including the Environmental Scan completed in October 2010. Visioning activities completed by the Board of Trustees at two retreats identified College priorities
supporting the mission and the vision. The annual retreat of the Institutional Effectiveness Group and Quality Council utilized the same questions presented to the Board and added to that body of knowledge. Student forums were conducted to gather
ideas for strengthening College programs and services including vision, programs, strategic planning, resources, staffing, communications, and projects. The results of these forums are reflected in the 2011-2014 Strategic Plan.


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:

College Board meetings are announced and open to all staff.


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:

The Strategic Planning Team gathered information and input from a number of sources, including the Environmental Scan completed in October 2010. Visioning activities completed by the Board of Trustees at two retreats identified College priorities
supporting the mission and the vision. The annual retreat of the Institutional Effectiveness Group and Quality Council utilized the same questions presented to the Board and added to that body of knowledge. Staff forums were conducted to gather
ideas for strengthening College programs and services including vision, programs, strategic planning, resources, staffing, communications, and projects. The results of these forums are reflected in the 2011-2014 Strategic Plan.


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:

College Board meetings are announced and open to all faculty.


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:

The Strategic Planning Team gathered information and input from a number of sources, including the Environmental Scan completed in October 2010. Visioning activities completed by the Board of Trustees at two retreats identified College priorities
supporting the mission and the vision. The annual retreat of the Institutional Effectiveness Group and Quality Council utilized the same questions presented to the Board and added to that body of knowledge. Faculty forums were conducted to gather
ideas for strengthening College programs and services including vision, programs, strategic planning, resources, staffing, communications, and projects. The results of these forums are reflected in the 2011-2014 Strategic Plan.


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

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