The Participatory/Shared Governance Policy and Process is the mechanism by which employees and students participate equitably and collegially in the decision-making processes of the College. The focus of Participatory/Shared Governance is at the institutional planning and policy level, not the operational or implementation level, which is the responsibility of administrators. Participatory/Shared Governance at BMCC is based on BMCC Board Policy II.A. Governance Commitment.
The Participatory/Shared Governance structure is outlined in the attached organizational chart, which outlines the two-way conversations between various stakeholders and committees.
Any College employee may, at any time, recommend a change to the process that improves efficiency and provides for greater input from throughout the College community.
Robert’s Rules of Order is the standard for facilitating discussions and group decision-making. Copiesof the rules are available at most bookstores. Although they may seem long and involved, having an agreedupon set of rules makes meetings run easier. Robert’s Rules will help your group have better meetings, notmake them more difficult. Your group is free to modify them or find another suitable process that encouragesfairness and participation, unless your bylaws state otherwise.
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College Planning Council (CPC) is a College-wide organization with representatives from all of the major campus constituencies shall provide a participatory governance forum for collaborative decision-making to effectively guide the institution with a focus on the Strategic Plan, Accreditation, College evaluation and improvement efforts, and Mission fulfillment that is shared College-wide through its membership.
CPC Review of College Mission and Vision Statement: Beginning in fall 2020, and every three years thereafter, the CPC shall conduct a review of the Mission and Vision statements to determine if revision is necessary. If revision is necessary, the process shall be inclusive of all stakeholders, including participation of the appropriate committees, and shall include College-wide meetings such as Pre-Service and In-Service activities.
Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month during the academic year, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Boardroom
Zoom: Meeting ID: 994 4326 1352 Passcode: 720911
Authority: The CPC is advisory to the President.
Meetings: Meetings are held twice each month at a standard time established at the beginning of each academic year. Special meetings will be called when needed. All meetings are open to the general College community.
Agenda: A preliminary agenda will be developed at the end of each CPC meeting. Any member may ask that items related to the business of the CPC be placed on the agenda. The President’s Office distributes the agenda to Council members and the College community in advance of the meeting. Items considered by the Council will include written background information made available in advance, whenever possible.
Minutes: The President sees that minutes of all meetings are recorded, electronically distributed to Council members, and made available to all members of the College community.
Communication between the CPC and Other Planning Bodies of the College: The intent is to have as much transparency as possible. In the spirit of this intent, sharing of agendas and a summary of relevant planning topics from CPC and other bodies will be shared in advance or presented regularly to the CPC. Affected groups/committees include: Executive Leadership Team, Curriculum, Integrated Resources, Accreditation Steering, Student First Advisory, Diversity/Equity and Inclusion, Information Technology, Facilities Planning, Safety and Faculty Senate (when/if created, otherwise, the BMCC Faculty Association), and Classified Association.
Operating Procedures: Decisions are made by general consent after each member has had an opportunity to provide input. If consensus is not possible, a vote is taken according to Robert’s Rules of Order. A quorum requires a simple majority or more of the voting CPC members. If a Council member must miss a meeting, he/she may designate, from his/her constituent group, a stand-in who has voting power. The Chair must be notified in advance of the absence and be provided with the name of the stand-in. Members of the audience are allowed to address an agenda item at the time it is discussed by the CPC.
The College Planning Council advises and makes recommendations to the President on College matters that are consistent with the college Mission requiring broad institutional input in service to our students, the College, and community. CPC is the shared governance body responsible for overseeing and evaluating the following plans:
College Strategic Plan
Academic Master Plan
Facilities / Technology
Enrollment Management Master Plan
Communication Master Plan
Identifies short-term ( three-year) goals and strategies to support Students First
Focuses on long-term educational goals and objectives
Focuses on facilities and technology needs for the College
Focuses on the Enrollment and Retention goals and objectives of the College
Focuses on the long-term goals of Marketing and Community Image of the College
The following members are two-year appointments:
Blue Mountain Community College is committed to providing high quality educational services to students. An accessible, updated, and innovative curriculum is central to this process and supports the college mission and core themes.
The Curriculum Committee is a college governance committee that is charged with reviewing all new proposals and revisions to curriculum for academic programs. Academic programs include all credit transfer courses and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and courses.
2nd and 4th Thursday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., Boardroom
In fulfilling its charge, the Curriculum Committee will:
Student Affairs Representative
Office of Instruction Administration
Votes only to break a tie
Office of Instruction Curriculum Coordinator
Associated Student Government (ASG)
Philip Schmitz, Tammy Krawczyk, Tammy Short, Jennifer Hills, Danielle Hodgen
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee develops, reviews, and evaluates plans which create a more inclusive environment in order to celebrate and promote understanding and respect of diverse people; facilitates campus-wide dialogue regarding issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and provides direction for compliance with Oregon HB 2864 and HECC Equity Lens.
HB 2864—Oregon defines Cultural Competency as “an understanding of how institutions and individuals can respond respectfully and effectively to people from all cultures, economic statuses, language backgrounds, races, ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, religions, genders, gender identifications, sexual orientations, veteran statuses, and other characteristics in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values the worth, and preserves the dignity, of individuals, families and communities.”
The 2nd Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Boardroom Zoom link: https://bluecc.zoom.us/j/93327721602
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee membership will include a minimum of two faculty representatives, two classified representatives, two Exempt Tech representatives, two student representatives, a member of the Human Resources staff who will be a non-voting member, any additional members are welcome and encouraged to participate and are non-voting. Chair will be determined by consensus of the Committee and may only vote in the event of an impasse. A volunteer committee member will be the Recorder.
Second Tuesday of each month during the academic year, as required, 1:30 p.m., Boardroom, Pendleton Campus, or by Zoom: https://bluecc.zoom.us/j/94282914972?pwd=VWsycUFqTE5ENUU2OFdSbDBBTDBmdz09
Member/s at Large:
Term of appointment will be one year in length.
The purpose of the Technology committee is as follows:
Meeting dates will be determined at the first meeting of the academic year. Meetings are held the 4th Friday of each month from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. in M-100 or by Zoom: https://bluecc.zoom.us/j/95720696017
Second Thursday of each month during the academic year, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Boardroom and/or Zoom. Additional meetings as required. Zoom link: https://bluecc.zoom.us/j/8297635603
Chief Finance Officer – non-voting
Faculty – AAOT / Chair
Projects and Reporting Accountant
Financial Aid Representative/ Classified Representative
Director Institutional Effectiveness
Faculty – CTE
Pete HernbergNick Nelson
3rd Tuesday of each month, 10:00 a.m.
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