What should be governed through the governance system at Lane? What should be the scope of the system?
21 thoughts on “What should be governed through the governance system at Lane? What should be the scope of the system?”
Policy in support of Core Themes
And strategic directions
Does policy include legal mandate?
Scope of Work:
Create, modify or recommend retiring policy
– independently autonomously
– at direction of president/cabinet
Forum for bringing issues forward
Add bidirectional arrow between governance and cabinet. Make the visual clear that ideas/policy can move UP through governance and policy can be moved DOWN to governance for work.
With core themes and mission, information and recommendations by stakeholders create policy
What: not sure about policy?
Policy developed by stakeholders
Governance funds and creates procedures to enact policy
-> Admin approves and supports this happen
What is the cabinet? What do they do? Who makes decisions?
Governance = creating effective policy in support of college strategic efforts.
Separate out operational issues and functions.
Let’s not reinvent the wheel. Let’s use existing best practices (and maybe some structures) to move work forward. (No glacial decision-making)
Decisions need to be aligned with accountability
Recommendations for Board-level policy and policy language
Recommendations for institutional planning/strategic priorities
Emergency council for issues related to affinity groups identified in governance (i.e. diversity)
Scope does NOT include implementation/procedure (unless identified as emergency issue above; such as problem with procedure or implementation causing institutional harm or impact)
Ready body of representatives to promote affinity group needs in community and on campus
Major initiatives should go through appropriate council. i.e. Guided Pathways – learning council
*Give council TEETH
Agency – agency
Ongoing oversight – i.e. equity lens implementation
Need clarity about decision-making. Who makes what decisions.
“All decisions” is not an effective method or scope for a governance system.
Governance structures are a series of tradeoffs: for example, more representation means less efficiency. More complexity means less transparency.