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Chaparral 2017-2018: 26.6 Governance TidBits

Governance TidBits

by Frankie Strong
Governance Office Coordinator

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you for serving as a governance committee representative!

 

It is that time of year when the semester is coming to a close, graduation is around the corner, “birds” are leaving the nest… AND terms on governance committees are coming to an end.

How does one know when their term ends?

On the Blue List, the numbers after a name indicate how long a rep, usually a voting member, will serve. For example, with “Joe Java (17-18),” the numbers indicate that Joe Java’s term on this particular committee will end at the close of the 2017-2018 academic year. Therefore, when the spring semester ends, Joe Java will no longer be a voting member of the committee.

The Blue List has information on governance committee members, and lists a committee’s meeting time and mission statement. It is available on the governance webpage: http://glendale.edu/bluelist .

Faculty representatives are appointed to a 4-year term and CSEA classified representatives are appointed for a 2-year term. Student reps and resource members do not have terms of service. Most administration reps do not have terms as their seat on the committee is related to the job position.

Joe Java’s term is over, so his seat is vacant! How can the committee continue without him?

When Joe exits the committee, another representative will have already been appointed. The trick here is that throughout the spring semester, the appointing agencies are hard at work making appointments to ensure that there is no gap in representation.

Ideally, incoming reps begin their term at the start of July but since most committees only meet during regular semesters, the actual start is the Fall semester.

Now, when you look at the Blue List you’ll know what those numbers in parentheses mean – but of course you, already knew it. Terms - it enables us to have broad participation from all segments of the campus.

For more information, visit the governance webpage!

Check it out here: https://sp.glendale.edu/governance/Pages/default.aspx

And if I may be of any help, contact me, Frankie Strong, Governance, x5393, fstrong@glendale.edu.

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