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Academic Catalog

    Edmonds Community College
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Policy Management
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BOT 2.0 - Board Job Description :


SUMMARY/SCOPE
The Board Job Description establishes the duties imposed by the laws of the State of Washington and the rules and regulations of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

DESCRIPTION
The Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees shall represent the citizens of College District 23 in determining and demanding appropriate organizational performance.

The Board will concentrate its efforts on the following:

1. The link between the college and the citizens, educational institutions, governmental agencies, business and industry, and other community, state, and federal organizations.

2. Written governing policies which, at the broadest levels, address:

  • Mission and Strategic Direction
  • Board Roles and Responsibilities
  • Board Planning and Operations

3. The assurance of monitoring and evaluating Presidential performance.

4. The assurance of monitoring and conducting an evaluation of its own performance.

5. A link between the Board of Trustees and the college Foundation Board of Directors for maintaining communication and providing coordination between the two Boards.

6. The entire Board also will retain and perform the following non-delegable duties:

  • Adopt the annual college budget.
  • Establish tuition rates.
  • Approve the contract between the college and the Foundation.
  • Approve all litigation settlements above $150,000*.
  • Authorize every sale or purchase of real property, and every lease of real property.
  • Approve all new degrees and certificate programs of 20 or more credits, and which require approval by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  • Approve discontinuation of all degrees and certificate programs of 20 or more credits, and which required approval by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  • Approve naming of buildings, places, landscaping.
  • Select honorary degree recipients.

7. The Board, with the exception of the Student Trustee**, also will retain and perform the following non-delegable duties:

  • Grant or deny tenure or permanent status to faculty.
  • Approve negotiated collective bargaining agreements with faculty and classified staff.
  • Hire, evaluate, set the terms of employment, renew or dismiss the President.
  • Dismiss tenured or permanent faculty.
  • Terminate probationary faculty prior to contract expiration.
  • Approve indemnification of any college official or employee named in a lawsuit.
  • Approve professional development leaves for faculty.

8. Chair’s Role – The role of the Chair is described in this section.

The Chair assures the integrity of the Board’s process and occasionally represents the Board to outside parties. The Chair is the Board’s only spokesperson other than in rare and specifically authorized instances.

  • The Chair assures that the Board functions in a manner consistent with its own rules and those legitimately imposed upon it from the State of Washington and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  • The authority of the Chair consists of making decisions that fall within the topics covered by Board policies.
  • In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair will assume the responsibilities of the Chair.

*  Approve any litigation initiated by the college, with the exception of litigation relating to personnel matters as outlined in RCW 28B.50.102.

** RCW 28B.50.102, Boards of trustees—Student trustee, states in part:

     (2) A student appointed under this section shall excuse himself or herself from participation or voting on matters relating to the hiring, discipline, or tenure of faculty members and personnel or any other matters pertaining to collective bargaining agreements.

GLOSSARY TERMS
Board of Trustee(s)

RELATED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
BOT 2.01pr Board Job Description: Procedure 

SOURCE INFORMATION
(was) B 3.3 Board Job Description

(was) B 3.4 Chairperson’s Role

RCW 28B.50.102, Boards of trustees—Student trustee.

CONTENT OWNER. The primary responsibility for this policy belongs to:
President’s Office, Secretary of the Board of Trustees

PRIMARY CONTENT CONTRIBUTOR (Director/Dean)
President’s Office, Secretary of the Board of Trustees

REVIEW PERIOD
Three years. Requires President’s recommendation to the Board of Trustees.

REVIEW HISTORY
2017-Feb 09  Revised by Board Resolution 17-2-1

2016-Sep 08  Revised by Board Resolution 16-9-1

2014-May 08  Revised by Board Resolution 14-5-1

2011-May 12  Revised by Board Resolution 11-5-2

2006-Dec 08  Minor Edit 

2006-Sep 15  Revised by Board Resolution 06-9-1

2001-May  Approved B 3.4 

2001-May  Approved B 3.3



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