Welcome to the Shared Governance site—your virtual communications hub!
In the interest of providing a venue for open, timely, and effective communication among all campus constituencies, this site will also serve as a virtual communications hub for all governing committees on campus (See Campus Committees on left). Each campus group will promote responsibility and accountability in their areas through shared agendas, minutes, goals & accomplishments, etc. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to contribute their thoughts regarding agendas/minutes in a blog format.
Shared Governance – Communication Model
Working together successfully means that all members of BCC’s shared governance structure understand not only their own roles and responsibilities, but also the roles and responsibilities of others. Because the College Assembly is central to the functioning of our shared governance structure, it is the primary communication hub for all shared governance activities. While individual governing bodies have a specific jurisdiction (academic, operational, or student issues), there is need for significant interfacing and collaboration among the various governing bodies involving exchange of information and cooperative decision making. For example, although all the governing bodies within shared governance (Student Assembly (SA), Council for Academic Issues (CAI), and Council for Operational Issues (COI)) and the College Assembly have jurisdiction over particular matters, each of their respective activities impact other areas of the college. Consequently, these governing bodies have a compelling need to consult with, and be accountable to, each other as well as to the Administration, Board of Trustees, and the campus community at-large (as depicted by the diagram to the right.) The communication process insures that there is a mechanism in place to capture the voices of various constituencies and stakeholders and also provide for a continuous feedback loop to communicate progress on college initiatives.
For more on the concept of shared governance, please visit the “About SG” section of this site.
Be part of Shared Governance at BCC…
Feel free to offer comments on the Shared Governance Task Force’s (SGTF’s) news, agenda or minutes on the SG News/Agenda/Minutes page or select from the posts categories above. Simply select the heading of any News/Agenda/Minutes entry and submit your comment below the post. The SGTF encourages constructive feedback on the BCC’s governance structure as we forge ahead together!
Deliberative/Collaborative Processes and Conflict Resolution
Doug Garner has kindly provided some literature on deliberative/collaborative processes and conflict resolution. Three short reads that might help guide us as we forge ahead into the Fall semester. Enjoy!
Academic Governance in the State University of New York:
Precepts for Campus Presidents and Faculty
D. Bruce Johnstone, SUNY Chancellor 1991
Click here for a message from former SUNY Chancellor's D. Bruce Johnstone regarding faculty involvement in Shared Governance.