Shared Governance

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College Council

College Council is responsible for making recommendations to the College President on non-academic, college-wide matters. The Council facilitates all proposed amendments to the FLCC governance constitution.

College Council Structure

College Council at FLCC consists of four representatives elected from each of the following constituency groups:

  • Full-time faculty, administration (FLAG–Finger Lakes Administrative Group)
  • Professional staff
  • Support staff (CSEA–Civil Service Employees Association)
  • The elected membership of the Student Corporation Board

All representatives shall serve one-year terms with a three-consecutive term limit. There shall be two officers of College Council elected at the last meeting of the spring semester to serve in the succeeding academic year. They shall be the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson. Standing Committee Chairs also serve as members of the College Council Executive Committee.

College Council Roles & Responsibilities

College Council has many responsibilities at FLCC. They are responsible for:

  • Developing recommendations on College-wide policies and procedures.
  • Encouraging communication and coordination between and among governance groups through:
    • Reporting out to the College on the deliberations, actions, and activities of governance immediately following each meeting.
    • Having its members actively communicating with their respective groups and bodies.
    • Receiving responses to resolutions and recommendations, which are communicated in writing, and that are subject to collective response.
    • Providing easy access to governance information (e.g. committee charges, committee memberships, meeting schedules, minutes, resolutions, and recommendations).
  • Fostering reciprocal accountability & responsibility among governance groups whereby members are expected to:
    • Actively participate in all facets of governance including, but not limited to: standing committees, ad-hoc committees, leadership roles, and governance body meetings; this means preparing for meetings by soliciting feedback from their constituency, contributing to the discussion, and leading committees when practical.
    • Understand and respect the governance process and structure.
    • Bring to the attention of governance issues which have relevance to FLCC governance.
    • Have easy access to governance information.
    • Select their representatives to governance committees and have representation relative to the level of interest and expertise of the member bodies.
    • All members of the College community are welcome at the open College Council meetings. Every agenda includes privilege of the floor: College community members must notify the College Council chair prior to the regular meeting if they intend to speak during this allotted time in the agenda.

Project Highlights

College Council has undertaken the following policy updates: Non-Discrimination Policy, Social Media Policy, and the Arming of Peace Officers Policy.