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ERIC Number: ED356820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-4
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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A Senate Is a Senate Is a Senate...?
LaVista, Daniel J.; And Others
In 1969, the College of Lake County (CLC) was founded in Grayslake, Illinois, as the result of a grassroots effort by area residents. To ensure employee input into decisions during the formative years, CLC established the All-College Senate (ACS), an employee forum featuring representatives from every employee group who met regularly to discuss issues of concern. By 1987, the number of college employees had grown too large for the ACS, and a new model was proposed featuring four groups: the Classified Senate, Specialist Senate, Faculty Senate, and Student Senate. The four Senates work together through the Governance Coordinating Council (GCC), charged with the organization of special committees to serve college interests and the facilitation of communication between the four Senates and with the college administration. Within the Senates and the GCC there are four commissions focusing on areas of specific interest: the Curriculum Commission, the Facilities Use and Planning Commission, the Professional Growth Commission, and the Student Life Commission, each of which advises a designated administrative office. This model encourages the participation of employees and students in the formulation, implementation, and review of college goals, policies and procedures, and the campus community is generally well-informed of the issues affecting the college. The CLC governance system has provided considerable feedback and generated ideas and programs, including the establishment of a new system for student evaluation, research and planning of a mentoring program, and a review of admissions requirements. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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