Los Angeles Trade-Technical College will be a global leader known for effectively incorporating leading-edge theories, proven educational practices, hands-on experiences and technology into its career-technical an d professional programs. LATTC graduates will be in high demand. Many will become community and business leaders and innovators.
Provide our students and community with high-quality technical and professional education options that flexibly meet their lifelong career development and academic goals; foster a climate of lifelong learning; prepare our students to participate effectively in our democratic society; and generate economic development with our educational, governmental, community and business partners.
Shared Governance is part of who we are:
Written in our college values are two very important statements:
We believe that teams working collaboratively produce superior results. We foster collaborative relationships and team, encompassing both campus-wide and external membership, to optimize the quality, acceptance and implementation of their recommendations.
In the spirit of shared governance, we strive to keep the whole campus informed on emerging issues and involved in key decisions. We make sound data-based decisions that address multiple perspectives and account for short and long term implications.
Shared Governance Definition #1
What is shared governance?
Shared governance is the set of practices under which college, faculty and staff participate in significant decisions concerning the operation of their institutions. Colleges and universities are very special types of institutions with a unique mission---the creation and dissemination of ideas. For that reason, they have created particular arrangements to serve that mission best.
Shared Governance Definition #2
Another definition is…
A participation of, and mutual deliberation by the college Senate, Associated Student Organization, the President, and the management team---must be mindful of, and defer to the particular legal rights and responsibilities, granted to the Governing Board, Chancellor, President, Academic Senate, Classified Staff leadership, Associated Student Organization and the collective bargaining units.
----Los Medanos College
(Currently, Mr. Peter Garcia is President of this college and the chair of our accreditation team)
Shared Governance is based on the legislation Assembly Bill 1725
AB 1725, section 4, r, (3) states that….
” Faculty members derive their authority from their expertise as teachers and subject matter specialist and from their status as professionals”. (As a result, the faculty has an inherent professional responsibility in the development and implementation of policies and procedures governing academic and professional matters.)
What should administrators be doing? “Administrators…(should) lead, organize, plan and supervise…understand the needs of faculty and the learning process…and value institutional governance based upon a genuine sharing of responsibility with the faculty colleagues.” (AB 1725, section4, (0),(3).
Shared Governance The College Council is made up of representatives of all campus stakeholders
Committee Relations and Strategic Tasks
Consultation Flow Chart
Everyone should know the flow….
Meeting Schedule (draft)
Shared Governance Needs to Respond to College Recommendation #6 ---Participatory Governance
This is what the accreditation team wrote in its report---
To meet standards, the accreditation team recommends the college evaluate its participatory governance process(es) to ensure that all constituent groups actively participate in the college’s planning and decision-making.
Everyone on campus must be involved.
We are all stakeholders!
Shared Governance Work Group Dr. Kathleen Burke-Kelly, Co-Chair Ramon S. Castillo, Co-Chair
Creation of Enrollment Management Committee
Transformation of Marketing Committee to Marketing and Communications Committee
Creation of Committee Decision-Making Flow Chart
Shared Governance Work Group Next Steps (continued)
Finalize Master Calendar
Shared Governance Agreement
Shared Governance Handbook
Define Consultation process for College constituent groups
Define flow of Program Review and Budgeting process into College Decision-making process
“ If not now, when? If not us, who?” ---Robert F.Kennedy 1968 presidential campaign