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Shared Governance

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Governance at Finger Lakes Community College is defined as the responsibility of all members of the campus community—faculty, staff, students, administrators and members of the Board of Trustees—to participate in the decision-making process in an environment characterized by openness and mutual respect. The shared governance system at FLCC is comprised of the following formal groups.

  • Governance Executive Committee

    The Governance Executive Committee directs policies to Academic Senate or College Council, and it establishes open lines of communication between the governance bodies, various constituencies, and the President.

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  • College Council

    College Council makes recommendations on non-academic, college-wide matters to the President, and it facilitates all proposed amendments to the FLCC governance constitution.

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  • Academic Senate

    Academic Senate develops recommendations relative to policies and decisions that benefit academic policies, institutional planning, assessment, and resource allocation.

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  • Student Corporation

    Student Corporation serves as the governing body for all students at FLCC. All students are welcome to get involved in the many activities this corporation has to offer.

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  • The President & Board of Trustees

    The President of FLCC is responsible for the organization and operation of the College. He reports to the Board of Trustees, which ensures FLCC fulfills its mission and strategic plan.

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Shared Decision-Making within SUNY

As part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, our own shared governance processes at FLCC is part of a system-wide commitment to shared governance. 

SUNY Shared Governance