Effectiveness

Is the current governance system effective in leading the creation, evaluation and revision of academic plans and policies that prioritize student success?  Does our current governance system assure that decisions are made at the appropriate level, by the appropriate stakeholders with the appropriate expertise? Please elaborate.

8 thoughts on “Effectiveness

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    Lida Herburger - May 4, 2018

    From Spring Conference:

    Part-timers voice is not heard because they must be paid. Who’s budget pays?

    Positions are largely defined by union membership or by position.

    Where does the college input occur? For instance, Learning Plan forums – how many attended? How (and when) was the forum communicated?

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    Lida Herburger - May 4, 2018

    From Spring Conference:

    No. So many meetings!

    There are no structures in place in order to ensure processes are implemented

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    Lida Herburger - May 4, 2018

    From Spring Conference:

    Who owns the decision?
    Who owns the implementation?
    Who assigns it?

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    Spring Conference Breakout Session - May 6, 2018

    No!
    Deans/faculty relationships do not guide evaluation/revision of academic plans.
    Systems are not operational
    Decisions are not made at appropriate levels.
    Movement of decisions up and down are not part of councils. No connective tissue between policy and implementation
    The mission of councils is prescribed by charter. Why are councils not evaluated?
    Need on boarding for council members. Attendance is required and work is distributed
    How are people recruited or selected for councils?

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    Spring Conference Breakout Session - May 6, 2018

    No idea…

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    Spring Conference Breakout Session - May 6, 2018

    There is a dearth of evidence that council policies and plans have measurable impact on the college.
    No follow through or accountability
    So much time and energy is invested for so little output or results
    College Council is not overseeing the system or work of the councils

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    Spring Conference Breakout Session - May 6, 2018

    Who gets to decide what constitutes expertise? Are sufficient stakeholders involved in determining expertise? It is unclear, for instance, how members by position get chosen/determined.

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    Spring Conference - Faculty (8) Focus Group - May 8, 2018

    No.
    Limited by participant workload and work role.
    The governance system relies on “add-on” roles for participants – meaning that this is in addition to regular work and therefore can be let go.
    Eliminate command-and-control of policy development and implementation
    Too many layers to pass through to reach a decision – problems go unresolved
    Diversity of representation can be more about influence versus making decisions.
    Duplication of work between councils and councils do not talk to each other (e.g., three councils developed independent responses to “Bristow Square”

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