I. Governance Function

  1. The Board is strategically oriented to support the Mission.
  2. Governance focus is on strategy and policy, and not on tactical, implementation or management issues.
  3. Governance shall operate on the principle of: centralized authority and decentralized decision making.
  4. The Board must ensure it is aware of the needs and challenges of all of the members of the College as it relates to the Mission, and has multiple mechanisms and avenues for membership voice to be heard at the Board level.

II. Governance Structure

  1. Governance structure supports optimum governance function and efficiency, and so Board size and other structural components shall be consistent with best practice evidence and thinking.
  2. The Board is the ultimate authority of the College. It appoints an Executive Committee which reports to and is controlled by the Board and has a new explicit charter of its role and authority.
  3. The Board determines and maintains appropriate committees with clearly defined roles, functions, authority and accountability, and appoints the members of these committees.
  4. A majority of the members of the Board shall be members of the College.
  5. The Board shall seek diversity in its membership including but not limited to: expertise; experience; gender; race; geographic location; and, age.
  6. There shall be a competency-based selection model for composition of the Board, and the committees of the Board.
  7. Board members shall not concurrently serve as chairs or members of non-standing committees of the College.