Action #1 - Getting Institutional Governance "Right" for All Participants in Collaborative Leadership / Shared Governance
(1) What is the appropriate relationship between the board and the president? If, as AGB suggests, it is a partnership, how can the president and board most effectively exercise integral leadership - in governing the College, in strategic planning and implementation, and in monitoring progress on strategic priorities? (2) What do you see as the most appropriate relationship(s) between board / president and other campus constituents or stakeholders? (3) What next steps would you recommend for ensuring that all participants in the College's collaborative governance process feel heard, respected and effective in their participation?
[Each participant table will be assigned one of the first two topics / questions (above) as well as the third question. Tables will complete their discussion and formulate recommendations in 20 minutes, then go on to Action #2 (below).]
Action #2 - Bringing the H-SC Bylaws into Alignment with Best Practice in Higher Education Governance
Based on the conclusions reached in your 2:15 pm session on H-SC bylaws, participants at each table will discuss the options available to the board and College for review and revision of the bylaws, then come up with two or three recommended next steps for board consideration. Tables will complete their discussion and formulate recommendations in 20 minutes, in preparations for Action #3 (below).
Action #3 - Recommendations for Board Action
In a five minute presentation, each table will briefly report to the group its recommendations (without editorial comment) on both collaborative governance and the H-SC bylaws. After all recommendations have been reported, participants, guided by the facilitator, will discuss the recommendations, striving to arrive at a "guiding consensus" for the board as it considers an appropriate action agenda for the year ahead. The Board Affairs Committee will be responsible for sorting through the several recommendations generated by the workshop participants, for engaging the board in further discussion, and ultimately for leading board action on both components of the governance issue - the board's strategic focus and revision of the bylaws.