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Governance Committee Charges


All RCC Governance Committees will conduct the business indicated by their purpose statements and will prepare an end-of-year report of committee accomplishments for the RCC president.  Unless pre-appointed, a chair and a recorder will be selected at each committee’s first meeting.  The recorder will promptly produce minutes and post them on the IRCC upon their approval.  In addition, each committee will attend to the specific charges as listed.

President’s Planning and Effectiveness Council (PPEC)

Purpose.  The purpose of the President’s Planning and Effectiveness Council is to:  1) facilitate the planning process by overseeing college-wide planning activities, supporting the college mission, that are on-going, integrated, and research-based; 2) assist the president in identifying issues that are critical to the college and advise the president on possible resolution; and 3) facilitate college-wide discussion of institutional policies, procedures, and practices through representative participation of the faculty and staff.

In 2013-14, PPEC will:

  1.  Guide discussion and implementation of activities to facilitate achievement of Strategic Priorities in the 2011-15 RCC Strategic Plan.
  2. Review executive unit recommendations for improvement and new initiatives and advise the President on possible implementation.
  3. Review student success indicators in preparation for planning and writing the 2016-20 Strategic Plan.

Instructional Affairs Committee (IAC)

Purpose.  The purpose of the Instructional Affairs Committee is to consider matters pertaining to the instructional program of the college, such as:  1) coordinating the review of instructional policies and procedures, including instructional evaluation; 2) providing advisory assistance concerning instructional research activities; and 3) reviewing and acting upon all new or proposed revisions to curricula, programs, library and testing resources, course numbers, course titles, and/or course descriptions

In 2013-2014, IAC will:

  1. Review  curricula and recommend appropriate proposals for new, revised, or  discontinued programs.
  2. Recommend  appropriate curriculum and support service improvements that may be  implied by student outcomes assessment data.
  3. Identify and revise local academic policies and practices that may impede students’  progress towards degree and certificate completion, with specific attention to RCC required course prerequisites and course scheduling to allow prompt completion.

Student Affairs Committee (SAC)

Purpose.  The purpose of the Student Affairs Committee is to:  1) consider matters pertaining to student affairs including student admissions, student financial aid, student activities, student publications, and student recruitment, 2) coordinate the review of policies and procedures pertaining to student services, and 3) hear student disciplinary appeals and student appeals of the application of academic policies and procedures, making recommendations as appropriate to the president and vice president of instruction and student development.

Financial and Administrative Affairs Committee (FAAC)

Purpose.  The purpose of the Financial and Administrative Affairs Committee is to review policies, procedures, and practices pertaining to the financial and administrative affairs of the college.  These include consideration of such matters as health and safety, sexual harassment, professional development, traffic, purchasing, tuition reimbursement, and affirmative action.

FAAC will make recommendations to the president on areas they may feel need additional budget support.

In 2013-2014, FAAC will:

1.   Work with the safety and security committees to assure that employee awareness of security procedures and threat  assessment is very high.

  1. Study available resources that would provide more affordable textbook services for students

Student Success Council (SSC)

Purpose.  The purpose of the Student Success Council is to 1) oversee college-wide institutional assessment efforts that improve student success through high-quality educational experiences; and 2) maintain compliance with accreditation standards.  The Student Success Council directs activities for 1) identifying expected outcomes of educational programs, administrative support services, academic and student support services, and community/public service; 2) assessing the extent to which outcomes are achieved; 3) analyzing results ; and 4)  recommending improvements based on results analysis.

In 2013-14, SSC will:

  1. Prepare the SACSCOC  fifth-year report.
  2. Develop college-wide  success indicators with targets.
  3. Oversee and facilitate evaluation of distance and off-site education, ensuring that the rigor and quality of  instruction are comparable regardless of delivery method.
  4. Support instructional excellence by championing improvements indicated by thorough assessments.


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