Governance and Policy
The first section of the website focuses on Governance. In addition to presenting the college’s governance model and organizational charts, the site lists college-wide Standing Committees, their agendas, meeting schedules, membership, and membership limits to ensure that participants rotate at the end of their term. The website also includes the membership for the college-wide Task Teams and Presidential Think Tanks. Decreasing the number of Standing Committees, rotating memberships, and increasing the number of temporary committees (Task Teams and Think Tanks) will improve representation. Accordingly, more individuals will have the opportunity to participate in GPC’s governance.
The second section of the website discusses the policy review and development process. The college’s goal is to examine all policies within three years. The Academic Affairs Policy Council, Student Affairs Policy Council, Institutional Advancement Policy Council, Financial and Administrative Affairs Policy Council, and Information Technology Policy Council with the assistance of policy task teams and their constituents will determine if a policy merits retention, revision, deletion, or creation. Transparency is enhanced with the inclusion of bylaws, membership, minutes, “Policies Under Review” and “Policies Approved” for each Policy Council and the membership and minutes for each Task Team. Once a policy is approved by the President’s Policy Advisory Board (PPAB), the Policy Manual will be updated, and the PPAB minutes will be published on the website.
Anyone, whether administration, faculty, or staff, may initiate the review process by forwarding a request to Julius Whitaker, Interim Director of Governance and Policy. The policy review process began with an examination of sixty policies fall semester 2009.
To view the former governance structure and policy manual, go to http://www.gpc.edu/governance_archive_2009/