Our Shared Governance Model Under Review

Currently, a group of faculty, staff, and administrators from around the college are diligently reviewing Valencia’s Shared Governance System. Tasked by the College Planning Council last spring, this group is assessing our governance system by reviewing the ideas, processes and structures that shape its functionality. This review may produce significant change in the way issues are addressed and decisions are made at the college.

Since starting their work eight months ago, the steering committee members have developed design principles; solicited feedback through a college-wide survey, focus groups, and one-on-one interviews; established  expected outcomes of an effective shared governance system; and have identified the factors, behaviors, and processes that enable effective governance. The committee is currently in the process of crafting a report detailing all components of their review and findings to date.

Later this month, the Steering Committee will host Town Hall meetings on East, West, and Osceola Campuses. All employees can learn more about the shared governance review and provide their feedback. If you are interested in attending a Town Hall meeting on your campus, check out the Upcoming @ Valencia post for details.

The Steering Committee will present the findings of their research early this fall and will move quickly into the next phase, from which changes/modifications to our governance system may be proposed. Details about the governance review process and timeline can be found here. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please contact Michael Shugg at mshugg@valenciacollege.edu or Michele McArdle at mmcardle@valenciacollege.edu.

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