Carver Governance

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Consultation with the Chancellor's Office

Whereas the CCLC is providing local governing boards with training in the Carver Policy Governance Mode, and

Whereas the policy governance model advocates the delegation of board authority to the CEO and removal of policy and procedures from the board agenda, and

Whereas the model was developed outside of California, largely in non-educational settings;

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Community College League of California (CCLC) to work with the Academic Senate to identify how the Carver Governance Model impacts the rights and responsibilities of the local academic senates to be consulted collegially on academic and professional matters, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge CCLC to encourage local boards to maintain a commitment to shared governance and to refrain from using any policy governance model as a mechanism for undermining shared governance.