Shared Governance Council
Summary of Shared Governance
The practice of shared governance involves conversations about policies, procedures, and issues of values, culture, management, as well as operating frameworks, such as legislation, which are externally imposed, with an opportunity to present alternatives to such matters.
The College believes shared governance is essential to the health and growth of an academic institution and embraces it as an important and effective way to ensure decisions made reflect the perspectives, expertise, and best interests of its stakeholders, including students, all employee groups, and citizens by way of the Board of Trustees.
Each constituency group at College of DuPage is invited to participate on the Shared Governance Council and engage in discourse with the ultimate task of ensuring collaboration on institutionally important topics. Collectively, Shared Governance Council makes a recommendation in support or opposition of actions to be taken by the decision-making entities at College of DuPage.
Shared Governance Council will serve an advisory role to those who make decisions at the College and as a repository for campus-wide committees as a means to prevent redundancy among work completed and actions taken at the College.
Functions of Shared Governance Council
- Act as a clearinghouse for institutional issues while fully exploring them from both a professional skills perspective and as the liaison of constituency groups;
- Prepare a formal recommendation to the President to influence decision-making;
- Receive feedback regarding action taken based on recommendations, or in contradiction of recommendations;
- Act as a repository of committee work that affects the institution’s direction;
- Produce an annual outcomes report proving the need for shared governance within the decision-making process;
- Visualization of Shared Governance Council
Current Council Members
Cabinet:Dr. Ann Rondeau
Police Department: Officer Raul Valladares
Process for Review
Employees with ideas or issues to discuss should submit the Review Form (located on the Student and Employee Portals’ team sites) to their Shared Governance Council member(s). More specific information can be found in the Shared Governance Council Guidelines and Structure.
If an item doesn’t meet the following criteria, please contact your Shared Governance Council representative(s) for assistance in determining the best alternative course of action to satisfy the issue. Additionally, here is a listing of various departments on campus that may be able to assist.
Shared Governance Council Accomplishments (since 2014)
- Agreed to install stop signs at intersections identified as “critical” in the College’s parking lots – particularly near the PE facility.
- Agreed to authorize and install bulletin boards for official College postings of activities at various locations in the Berg Instructional Center (mainly) and other buildings.
- Agreed to donate used PCs rather than sell them.
- Parking task force (established in 2014) recommendations for elimination of premium parking, creation of a campus shuttle connecting east and west campus, and modification and redistribution of special parking were accepted.
- SGC created the SB 2887 task force to review the non-hiring of annuitants in light of the revision of the law. SGC recommended the rehiring of annuitants who were below the threshold for triggering the “affected annuitant” status. (currently being piloted)
- The naming of two campus ponds on the initiative of geography students was recommended. These names now appear on the campus maps.
- Recommended a change to the policy regarding employment outside the College that was accepted by the Board of Trustees.
- Approved the modification of guidelines regarding solicitation on campus in light of first amendment concerns.
- Formed and charged the Accreditation Task Force (ATF) to respond to the HLC probation letter in 2015. SGC later reviewed the ATF report and made recommendations to different constituent groups for action.
- Engaged the Smart Print team in reviewing the performance and efficiency; Made a number of recommendations for improvements.
- Engaged with Student Affairs in a review of the procedures for the dropping of students for nonpayment. Student Affairs was able to respond to specific concerns about the process.
- Recommended to remove the delayed registration policy for employees and dependents (also approved by Cabinet).
- Determined that Phase I of Active Violence training should be mandatory, but the immersive Phase II would be voluntary.
- Evaluated the request to reinstate a campus health clinic and determined that it was not justified.
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