President's Charge to the Formation of the Ohlone College Council - College Council

Dated: October 31, 2003

  1. The purposes of the Ohlone College Council, in keeping with Board Policy, are as follows:

    1. To ensure that appropriate members of the district participate in developing recommended policies for board of trustee's action.

    2. To ensure that appropriate members of the district participate in developing recommended administrative procedures for the college president's action.

    The purposes of the Ohlone College Council, in keeping with direction of the President/Superintendent for shared governance of the college, are as follows:

    1. To ensure that appropriate members of the district participate in developing recommended college annual budgets, annual strategic plans, new programs and services and major facilities planning prior to their adoption by college officials.

    2. To ensure that all members of the college community have access to information regarding ongoing developments and issues and that there is an open forum for full participation in decision-making of areas defined under board and state policy as well as administratively and mutually agreed shared governance matters.

  2. The conduct of the College Council meetings shall be governed by the following minimum standards:

    1. The College Council shall conduct all meetings in open session and public comment shall be facilitated as a general agenda item at every meeting as well in the discussion of issues before the council.

    2. Regular minutes of actions taken by the College Council shall be maintained and distributed through posting on the college web site.

    3. Agendas of College Council meetings shall be published at least 3 days in advance to the college community through posting on the college web site.

    4. The College Council shall organize its work and deliberations according to other standards and procedures it shall develop as it deems necessary.