Section 6.0 COUNCILS

6.1 COUNCIL DEFINITION

General Definition: A council is a permanent assembly which meets at regular intervals and whose membership is entirely ex-officio. A council may be legislative, advisory or consultative in nature.

6.2 ACADEMIC COUNCIL

  1. Purpose: The primary responsibility of the Academic Council is to review and coordinate all curriculum and educational program revisions, including additions and deletions to the course inventory, and to either approve or disapprove their adoption. Curriculum and program revisions approved by the Academic Council are recommended to the Board of Regents for adoption.
  2. Membership: The membership includes all departmental chairpersons, the dean of arts and sciences, dean of technical education, the dean of health occupations, dean of continuing and distance education, dean of SPC Reese Center, vice president for student affairs, dean of admissions and records, the director of libraries, the director of guidance and counseling, the director of the teaching and learning center, and the vice president for academic affairs, who serves as chairperson for the council.
  3. Meetings: The council meets twice a year and at other times as needed. Requests for special meetings should be directed to the vice president for academic affairs.

6.3 ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

  1. Purpose: The Administrative Council services as the primary consultative body to the President of the College and is responsible for the development and implementation of administrative policy and procedures affecting the operations of the College. The council is also responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the Institutional Plan of the College.
  2. Membership: The Administrative Council is composed of the following administrative officers; the president, (who serves as chairperson), Vice President for Finance and Administration, Vice
  3. President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dean of Technical Education, Dean of Health Occupations, Dean of Continuing and Distance Education, Dean of SPC Reese Center, and Dean of Admissions and Records.
  4. Meetings: The council meets at the call of the President.

6.4 EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

  1. Purpose: The Executive Council serves as the primary advisory council to the President of the College and functions to coordinate the instructional and administrative operations of the College. The Council is charged with reviewing and approving all administrative policies and procedures, overseeing the planning and budgeting processes, and identifying and addressing challenges facing the College. The Council serves to coordinate constituent, community and governmental relations to the benefit of the College. There is no agenda for these meetings. Each person may discuss any item of business that needs attention.
  2. Membership: The Executive Council is composed of the President, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
  3. Meetings: The council meets each Monday morning. The only exception to this is when one or more of the members cannot attend. There is no agenda for meetings. Each person may discuss any item of business that needs attention. The President shall appoint a recorder for the purpose of keeping Minutes of business and decisions made.

6.5 INSTRUCTIONAL COUNCIL

  1. Purpose: The Instructional Council provides a primary communication link among the instructional divisions of the College for the purpose of coordinating educational programs, curricula and instructional policies.
  2. Membership: The membership includes the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dean of Health Occupations, Dean of Technical Education, Dean of Continuing and Distance Education, Dean of the SPC Reese Center, Director of Libraries, Associate Dean of Workforce Development, Director of Instructional Technology, and Vice President for Academic Affairs who serves as chairperson.
  3. Meetings: The council meets monthly during the academic year and at other times as required.

6.6 STUDENT AFFAIRS COUNCIL

  1. Purpose: The Student Affairs Council provides a primary communication link among student support services for the purpose of coordinating student services, programs and policies.
  2. Membership: The membership includes the Dean of Admissions and Records, Dean of Students, Associate Dean of Students, Dean of the SPC Reese Center, Director of Counseling and Guidance, Director of Student Life, Financial Aid Manager, Associate Dean of Research and Reports and Vice President for Student Affairs who serves as chairperson.
  3. Meetings: The council meets monthly during the academic year and at other times as required.

 


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