B110

Policy Number: 
B.110
Policy Type: 
GOVERNANCE PROCESS
Policy Title: 
GOVERNING STYLE

The board will govern with an emphasis on meeting community needs, respecting diverse viewpoints, leading strategically, clearly distinguishing board and president roles, making collective decisions, being future-oriented, and being proactive.

More specifically, the board will:

  1. Operate in all ways mindful of its obligation to the people of its district.
  2. Strive to govern with excellence, particularly in matters such as attendance, policy-making principles, respect of roles, speaking with one voice, and adherence to ethical practices.
  3. Keep adequately informed about relevant global and local educational and other issues, actively gathering information to fulfill this role.
  4. Direct, control, and inspire the organization through the careful establishment of the broadest organizational values and perspectives through written policies.
  5. Focus chiefly on intended long-term impacts on the world outside the organization (Ends), not on the administrative or programmatic means of attaining those effects.
  6. Be an initiator of policy. The board will be responsible for board performance.
  7. Use the expertise of individual members to enhance the ability of the board.
  8. Monitor and regularly discuss the board's own process and performance.
    1. Self-monitoring will include an annual comparison of board activity and discipline to its Governance Process and Board-Staff Relationship policies.
    2. Continual redevelopment will include orientation of new members in the board's adopted governance process and periodic board discussion of process improvement.
  9. Acting as a committee of the whole, perform the functions of the Audit Committee including:
    1. The appointment, compensation and oversight of the work of any public accounting firm employed by the College to audit its financial statements.
    2. The appointment, compensation and oversight of independent counsel or other advisor as deemed necessary to carry out its audit duties.

Additionally, the President shall be responsible for establishing and reporting to the Board procedures for:

  1. The receipt, retention and treatment of complaints received by the College regarding accounting, internal controls and auditing matters.
  2. The confidential, anonymous submission by employees regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters.

ADOPTED:  November 9, 1998
REVISED:   July 27, 2004
REVISED:   March 9, 2005
REVISED:   November 5, 2008