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*Trustees set goals for coming year

The targets for the coming year are clear following action Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 by the Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees.

A unanimous vote at the regular board meeting set the goals for the both the board itself and those of President Lee Lambert. The process of establishing such annual goals is a result of the board’s work that began a year ago to move toward a new model of policy governance.

“(Trustee) Shoubee (Liaw) did much of this work, along with the addition of efforts at the board retreat last week,” Board Chair Roger Olstad said. Trustee Dick Stucky added: “Shoubee did a wonderful job.”

Liaw acknowledged the comments, but gave credit to her board mates. “We had some very, very good discussions,” she said.

The Board goals are:

  • Initial implementation of Board of Trustee policies
  • Develop and finalize the President’s evaluation instrument
  • Develop and finalize the Board of Trustees evaluation instrument
  •  Advocacy (Local, State, Federal)
  • Role of/relationship to the Foundation

The President’s goals are:

  • SCC will implement the BOT-approved policy governance framework.
  • SCC will complete Standard 1 of the new NWCCU accreditation framework.
  • SCC will begin and complete work on Standard 2 of the new NWCCU accreditation framework.
  • SCC will complete a written progress report on Recommendation 1 from the Fall 2007 Interim Evaluation report
  •  SCC will continue to develop and cultivate relationships leading to increased resources for its mission and strategic plan
  • SCC will continue to strengthen its financial position and management of its budget in a fiscally responsible manner.

“Thanks to all of you,” Lambert told the Trustees. “At a time when there is much discussion about how to move toward accountability, you said we’re going to stand up and be accountable now.”

Policy governance, also known as the Carver model of governance, is designed to have the board set goals and then empower the organization to meet those goals. Evaluation and accountability for both the board and organization are key factors in the model.

SCC/Jim Hills

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