BP. Advisory Board By-Laws

ARTICLE I

The following rules and regulations shall constitute the Bylaws of the South Plains College Lubbock Community Advisory Board and shall govern the Advisory Board.

ARTICLE II

SELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS

Members of the Lubbock Community Advisory Board shall be active business and community leaders and shall be representatives of the various civic and governmental entities within Lubbock County. Membership on the Advisory Board is subject to the advice and consent of the South Plains College Board of Regents. The Advisory Board shall be composed of a minimum of 12 members with the provision that additional members may be recommended by the Advisory Board as deemed necessary. The Advisory Board may, at its discretion, replace members who are unable to attend meetings on a regular basis.

DUTIES OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

The Advisory Board is a meaningful link between the community and the college for the purposes of providing, maintaining, and improving vocational/technical education for the community. The Advisory Board should be an important source of support in addressing changing economic conditions and student interests, in program planning, and in securing adequate resources. Responsibilities of the Advisory Board include:

1. Assisting in the development of long range plans for the college.

2. Promoting community awareness of the college and its educational programs.

 

3. Examining the curricula in order to assure currency in meeting changing skill needs of business and industry.

4. Reviewing proposed educational programs.

5. Consulting with the college on instructional space and equipment needs.

6. Assisting in recruiting students and in obtaining scholarship funds.

7. Assisting the college in placement and job training activities.

8. Keeping the college informed of labor market trends and employment needs.

9. Promoting excellence in college instruction.

10. Assisting the college in fund raising and development activities in support of the instructional programs.

TERMS OF OFFICE

Advisory Board members shall serve three-year terms. The terms of Advisory Board members shall be overlapping, so that no more than one-third of the members' terms shall end in each year. Advisory Board members may be reappointed.

ARTICLE III

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The election of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Secretary shall take place at the first meeting of the Advisory Board each year, or immediately after a vacancy occurs. Officers shall serve one year terms and may be re-elected.

DUTIES OF THE CHAIRMAN OF ADVISORY BOARD

The Chairman of the Advisory Board shall preside at all meetings of the Advisory Board, enforce the Bylaws, appoint all committees not otherwise provided for, and perform such duties as required by the Advisory Board. The Chairman shall be entitled to vote on all matters coming before the Advisory Board.

DUTIES OF THE VICE CHAIRMAN

In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman shall act in his place.

DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY

The Secretary shall keep a record of the Advisory Board meetings, and record all actions and recommendations of the Advisory Board. The records of the Secretary shall be the property of the college and shall be open to inspection on request by any citizen.

ARTICLE IV

ADVISORY BOARD COMMITTEES

The Advisory Board shall perform its work as a committee of the whole, and should strive for consensus. Special committees may be appointed by the Chairman of the Advisory Board, or may be elected by the Advisory Board. When the duties or work of such committees has been completed, the committee shall be automatically discharged.

ADVISORY BOARD MEETINGS

Written notice of meetings shall be given to all members of the Advisory Board, and shall include the purpose, date, and time of the meeting. Meetings shall be held on a quarterly basis, or at the call of the Chairman of the Advisory Board.

QUORUM

A quorum shall consist of the members of the Advisory Board who are present at a meeting.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

The Order of Business for regular meetings of the Advisory Board shall be as follows:

1. Call to Order
2. Action on Minutes of Previous Meeting
3. Committee Reports
4. Agenda Items
5. Administrative Reports

RULES OF ORDER

All business of the Advisory Board shall be conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order, Revised, unless otherwise provided.

 


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