The Coordinating Council meets as needed to address modification of the college participatory governance structure, e.g. committee membership, charge, or name, as well as the creation of new committees.
When organizational issues arise that affect academic and professional matters, whether in policy development or implementation (Title 5, 53200), the College President will address the issues through the collegial consultation process.
- Proposals for change can be initiated by any participatory governance committee or any of the four constituencies as a need is identified.
- Proposals must be presented in written form and forwarded to the College President.
- Prior to calling for the meeting of the Coordinating Council, the College President or designee shall forward the proposal(s) to the Academic Senate President, the Classified Senate President, and the Student Senate President. Each constituency group will then appoint two (2) members from their constituencies to serve on the Coordinating Council.
- The administrator identified by the College President as the facilitator of the Coordinating Council will call a meeting at a time when the constituency representatives can attend, and the proposed changes will then be discussed.
- The Coordinating Council meets and determines if the proposal pertains to academic and professional matters.
- If so, Coordinating Council will forward its proposal to the Academic Senate for consideration. The proposal must then be mutually agreed upon by the Academic Senate and the College President. Otherwise, the existing college participatory governance structure will remain in effect.
- If not, the Coordinating Council shall vote. In the event of consensus, the recommendation of the Coordinating Council shall be forwarded to the College President or designee for implementation into the college governance structure.
- In the event of a) significant disagreement of more than 1/3 of the committee; or b) the submission of a fully developed written minority report by one of the four constituencies, the recommendation along with the disagreement or minority report will be forwarded to the College President or designee for his/her dissemination to the four college constituency representatives for their joint resolution. In the event that there is no resolution, the current college governance structure shall remain in effect.
- The College President or designee will normally implement the recommendations of the Coordinating Council. Subject to compelling, legal, fiscal or organizational reasons, the College President or designee may act otherwise. In such rare instances the College President or designee will communicate the reasons in writing to the Coordinating Council.
- The College President or designee shall forward the Coordinating Council minutes to the four constituency representatives and to the participatory governance committee chairs for their information.
Total number of members is eight (8), including representation from the following constituency groups:
- Administrators (2), appointed by the College President (one of whom serves as the facilitator, one of whom will be the College President or designee)
- Faculty (2), appointed by the Academic Senate President
- Classified (2), appointed by the Classified Senate President
- Students (2), appointed by the Student Senate President