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I. Title of Policy
Brookdale Community College Collegial Governance
II. Objective of Policy
To define the collegial Governance system of Brookdale Community College and by doing so delineate the role of the Board of Trustees, President, Faculty, Staff, Students, and the community; to describe their relationships; establish and revise Board Policies and College Regulations; administer the College, and to emphasize students and learning as the focus of the institution.
The BOT derives its authority from New Jersey Statute 18A:64A-1 et seq. The Board and Administration and Faculty are subject to provisions of the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, the Regulations and Standards for New Jersey Community Colleges, the Board of Trustee Bylaws, and its own policies and regulations, including 2.0003R, Policy Items Requiring Action by the President, and 2.0004R, Action by the Board of Trustees.
IV. Policy Statement
The goal of Brookdale Collegial Governance is to authentically enfranchise the whole College community in the deliberative and recommending purposes of the College and in planning for the future.
The Brookdale Collegial Governance system encompasses new and existing Brookdale structures and processes for cooperative and collegial deliberation and communications. Brookdale Collegial Governance shall engage the Board, the faculty, staff, administrators and students, in proactive support of the effective and efficient functioning of the College. Brookdale Collegial Governance will operate under the principle that well informed decisions are better when made by those who are accountable for the results, and with the active participation of those who can best contribute to their implementation. The ultimate objective of Brookdale Collegial Governance is to ensure student success.
The Board of Trustees delegates to the President, working collaboratively with Faculty, Staff and Students, the identification of regulations and procedures to guide Brookdale Collegial Governance, ensure consistency and transparencies in decision making, promote academic excellence and administer the College. The Board and Administration and Faculty are subject to provisions of the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, the Regulations and Standards for New Jersey Community Colleges, the Board of Trustee Bylaws, and its own policies and regulations, including 2.0003R, Policy Items Requiring Action by the President, and 2.0004R, Action by the Board of Trustees.
V. Responsibility for Implementation
Approved: 30 October 2014