Policy Management 
    Apr 23, 2019  
Policy Management
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BOT 8.01pr - General Executive Expectations and Authority : Procedure

This procedure describes the general duties and responsibilities of the President as authorized by the Board of Trustees.

The President shall be responsible for organizing all of the functions of College District 23 in an effective and efficient manner that is consistent with the college’s Mission, Vision, Core Themes, Strategic Objectives, Strategic Plan, and Values.

General Executive Expectations are defined as:

1. The President will give a high priority to community involvement and will ensure that college programs, services, needs, and accomplishments are clearly communicated to community members and stakeholders.

2. The President shall ensure that students and prospective students are provided a safe, respectful, responsive environment, and that careful attention is given to matters of confidentiality and privacy.

3. Interactions with employees, volunteers, and the public shall be civil, equitable, responsive, and dignified, characterized by open and clear communications.

4. Budgeting shall clearly reflect Board-established performance goals for the President, shall demonstrate fiscal prudence, high ethical and legal standards, and shall be derived from an institution wide strategic planning process.

5. Actual financial conditions shall reflect sound financial management and clear support of the college’s governance process for resource and allocation capacity.

6. The President shall at all times keep the Board fully informed of significant issues affecting the college, including but not limited to concerns related to the performance of personnel, budgetary problems, over- and under-enrollment of students, or the reputation of the institution.

7. Assets will be protected and adequately maintained.

8. Compensation and benefits for employees, consultants, and contract workers will be administered in a fair and consistent manner and shall reflect fiscal integrity and sensitivity to public image. 

9. Labor relations shall be conducted with integrity and negotiated agreements and other personnel rules and regulations shall be clearly communicated to employees and fairly administered.

10. The college Program Review process designates specific programs and services which are evaluated on a three-year cycle. The college implements a Strategic Plan that is the institutional effectiveness process for the college. College divisions complete operational plans via the college’s SIMPLE Plan process and framework.

11. The President is authorized to receive and administer such gifts, conveyances, devices, and bequests of real and personal property from private sources on behalf of District 23. These gifts, conveyances, and bequests as may be received in trust or otherwise, when the terms and conditions will aid in moving forward the Mission and Strategic Plan of the college and will not cause a substantial continuing commitment by the District.

12. The President is responsible for formulating and implementing regulations to administer the policies of the Board. At the operational level the President has administrative authority over all matters affecting the college, including authority to delegate administrative authority to ensure uninterrupted college operations.

13. The President is authorized to establish administrative procedures, make decisions, take actions, establish practices, and develop activities in support of Board established directions.

14. The Board of Trustees of Edmonds Community College is authorized to award tuition waivers up to one-fourth of the total revenue received under the three percent tuition waiver program as approved by RCW 28B.15.740. The Board of Trustees delegates to the President the authority to administer these tuition waiver programs.

15. The Board of Trustees delegates to the President authority to offer educational services on a contractual basis and set fees for ungraded courses, non-credit courses and short courses that are consistent with the rules and regulations of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

16. Other duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustee(s)

BOT 8.0 General Executive Expectations and Authority 

(was) B 2.1 General Executive Expectations and B 2.2 Authority and Expectations of the President

(was) C 3.3.100 Delegation of Contracted Authority for Educational Services, C 6.2.303 Delegation of Authority fo Set Fees, C 6.2.304 Tuition Waiver Program for Students, and C 6.2.304 Tuition and Fees Waiver for the Unemployed and Underemployed

RCW 28B.15.740 Limitation on total tuition and fee waivers.

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

Office of the President, Secretary of the Board of Trustees

Three years. Requires President consulting with the Board of Trustees Chair on changes made.

2017-Nov 02  Reviewed, Board Resolution 17-11-2

2017-Jun 26  Amended by President’s Cabinet

2017-Mar 9  Amended, Board Resolution 17-3-6

2013-Nov 21  Amended B 2.1, Board Resolution 13-11-2

2013-Nov 21  Amended B 2.2, Board Resolution 13-11-2

2001-May  Approved B 2.1 

2001-May  Approved B 2.2


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