Lane's Governance System
The governance system was developed during the 2004-05 academic year. The goal of developing a governance system was established when the college board decided to govern by policy. The concepts shaping the system were agreed upon by a task force that worked during the 2003-04 academic year. In April 2004, the college board authorized the president to proceed with developing the governance system to implement the concepts. The system is based on the Board of Education Policy BP325.
Please review our detailed information about the governance system and the councils that make up the system. All members of the college community are invited and encouraged to contribute to the governance system by contacting the representatives of their stakeholder groups (students, classified staff, faculty, and managers). See the membership list for the council representatives.
Principal Features of the Governance System
The governance system is charged with planning and policy development for the college and is made up of seven councils. Six councils have responsibility for specific college functions. The College Council is charged with overall responsibility for the operation and effectiveness of the system and with specific budget development activities.
The governance system recognizes specific stakeholder groups and administration members by giving them specific representational roles and by basing their participation on appointment by a stakeholder group or by the college president.
The Lane Community College Employees Federation, Lane Community College Education Association, Associated Students of Lane Community College, Management Senate, and Faculty Council all have rights to appoint their representatives to councils. The president appoints Executive Team members to councils. The representatives and their appointing authority can be found by clicking on "Membership."
Each council works within a charter and scope of work statement, and each acts in accordance with a decision matrix. These documents can be seen by clicking on the name of each council listed on the left.
Within the governance system, the role of the executive committee is defined as implementation decision-makers.
The entire governance system is responsible to the college board through the college president.
Question or comments regarding Governance can be directed to: Donna Zmolek.