GOVERNANCE @ TCC
|PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY AND PLANNING COUNCIL (PAPC)
- Advises the president on college-wide matters, particularly in the college's annual and
strategic planning process
- Handles the ongoing assessment of the governance system and oversees the creation of new committees
- Makes assignments to standing committees as needed
- Reports to the President
READ THE BYLAWS
1. Develop and recommend a procedure which, on a periodic basis, provides for the formal solicitation, review, and proposed modifications to the college mission statement in order to support SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation Comprehensive Standard 3.1.1:
"The mission statement is current and comprehensive, accurately guides the institution's operations, is periodically reviewed and updated, is approving by the governing board, and is communuicated to the instituion's constituencies (emphasis added)."
Any proposed mission modifications must also be in accordance with SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation Core Requirement 2.4:
"The institution has a clearly defined, comprehensive, and published mission statement that is specific to the institution and appropriate for higher education. The mission addresses teaching and learning and, where applcable, research and public service."
2. Working with Institutional Effectiveness, the Director of the QEP, Academics, other appropriate college divisions, and inititative leadership ensure the following:
A) Revisions to the QEP (PACE) are communicated to the college's governance structure each semester
B) QEP (PACE), through review of QEP periodic reporting and consultation with initiative leadership, coordination and integration with the Guided Pathways project, Co-Curricular Initiative, and the upcoming Advising Initiative is communicated to the college community through the governance structure each semester.
- The PAPC will meet during the months of September and November (First Semester) at 2pm on the Norfolk Campus. During the second semester the PAPC meetings will be called as needed at the discretion of the President and the PAPC chair.
- The meeting location, unless otherwise noted, will be on the Norfolk Campus.
- A simple majority of the currently elected and appointed PAPC membership shall constitute a quorum.
- All meetings will be held face-to-face.
- Elections will be held at the May meeting, which should include both incoming and outgoing members to facilitate the transition from year to year with only incoming members eligible to vote.
- Special and summer meetings will be held on an as-needed basis with no less than two weeks' notification.
- Fall Convocation Week: Each governance committee will schedule a session to orient new members.
- September 15: By September 15 of each year, all
committees will have received their charges, and the committee
chairs will report those charges to the President’s Advisory and
Planning Council. If a committee fails to receive a
charge from the appropriate executive staff member, by September
15, the President’s Advisory and Planning Council chair will
report this to the Executive Staff.
- October 1: By October 1 of each year, the
President’s Advisory and Planning Council chair will consolidate
all committee charges and ensure they are published on the web.
- January 31: By January 31 of each year, all
governance committees will create a brief mid-year update to
present to the President’s Advisory and Planning Council as well
as the appropriate executive staff person. The President’s
Advisory and Planning Council chair will consolidate these reports
and publish them to the web. Constituent Groups are encouraged
to submit a mid-year update as well.
- March 15: By March 15 of each year,
each governance committee chair must send the President’s Advisory
and Planning Council chair a list of membership openings.
- March 15: On March 15 of each year,
the chair of the President’s Advisory and Planning Council must
send out a TCC_ALL email to call on volunteers for all committee
openings. This email should include a brief description of each
committee’s responsibilities and the chairs’ contact information.
- March 15 : On or before March 15 of each year, or
as soon as possible thereafter, all governance committees will
hold their elections for general membership per the election
procedures. Constituent groups are encouraged to do likewise.
- April 15: By April 15 of each year,
each governance committee chair must have completed membership
elections and must submit a complete roster of members for the
upcoming year to the President’s Advisory and Planning Council.
- May 1: By May 1 of each year,
governance committee chairs must send a list of new officers for
the upcoming year to the President’s Advisory and Planning
Council. This will mean that governance committees will need to
meet in a timely fashion. If a committee fails to report new
officers to the President’s Advisory and Planning Council, the
PAPC chair will contact the committee members, solicit volunteers for
officers, and hold electronic elections if necessary. By
May 1 of each year, each committee must present an annual report
of activities, accomplishments, goals, and recommendations to the
College President, the appropriate member of the Executive Staff,
and the President’s Advisory and Planning Council.
- May 15: By May 15 of each year, the President’s Advisory and Planning Council must meet to hold elections for the upcoming year.
Elections must follow The Governance Timeline
The Faculty Senate, the Classified Association, the
Administrative Association, and the Learning Resources Centers will
handle their own elections and appointments.
The standing counselor on
the President’s Advisory and Planning Council will coordinate
elections for counselors throughout the Governance System.
phrase "elected college-wide" appears on a membership list, the
appropriate group will conduct the election — not the entire college
community. For example, when a membership list calls for "one
counselor elected college-wide" the counselors of the college will
elect a counselor as their representative to the committee in question.
Presidential appointments will be for one year only, but the president
can re-appoint a person to the same committee as long as it will only
be that person’s second consecutive year on that same committee.
Election of Officers:
- The PAPC will hold elections of officers after the May 1
deadline for all governance committees to hold their own officer
elections and before May 15. Constituency groups are requested to
adhere to the Governance Timeline.
- PAPC officers will be elected by incoming members.
- On June 1 of each year, PAPC officers shall begin their one-year terms.
Questions or Ideas?
Contact Monica McFerrin, Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org