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Comprehensive Standards 3.2.6

There is a clear and appropriate distinction, in writing and practice, between the policy-making functions of the governing board and the responsibility of the administration and faculty to administer and implement policy. (Governance and Administration)

compliance

Summary

Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) complies with this comprehensive standard by providing evidence that, in writing and practice, its governing board, the Board of Trustees, approves all policies and directs the College President to administer and implement those policies appropriately in accordance with legislation enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly and the supporting College policies adopted by the Board of Trustees.

Narrative

The State Board of Community Colleges was established by the 1979 General Assembly and assumed governance of the 58 community colleges and one technology center on January 1, 1981. Prior to that date, the Community College System was governed by the State Board of Education. As specified in Chapter 115D-5 of the North Carolina General Statutes, “The State Board of Community Colleges may adopt and execute such policies, regulations and standards concerning the establishment, administration, and operation of institutions as the State Board may deem necessary to insure the quality of educational programs, to promote the systematic meeting of educational needs of the State, and to provide for the equitable distribution of State and federal funds to the several institutions.” (NCGS 115D-5)

Cape Fear Community College’s (CFCC) Board of Trustees is empowered by the North Carolina General Assembly through legislation contained in the North Carolina General Statutes (NCGS) to formulate, approve and adopt policies and standards necessary for the administration, operation, management, and development of the College (NCGS 115D-20). The North Carolina General Statutes pertaining to community college trustees of community colleges have been included in the CFCC Board of Trustees Operations Manual (Operations Manual pg 2) for the conduct of business that is brought before the Board. Additionally, the by-laws (Board of Trustees’ By-Laws pg 11) contained in the CFCC Board of Trustees Operations Manual, clearly indicate that CFCC operates under the direction and control of the Board. In writing and practice, the Board approves all policies of the College and evidence of the Board of Trustees’ policy making function can be found throughout the Board of Trustees’ meeting minutes (November 16, 2005 Board Minutes pg 6 ) (March 24, 2005 Board Minutes pg 4 ).

The president of CFCC is employed by and reports directly to the CFCC Board of Trustees as is stipulated in the North Carolina General Statutes. The CFCC Board of Trustee’s By-Laws, Article III, contained in the Board’s Operation Manual, empower the President to administer the policies of the College by stating:

“(D) The President shall be in charge of and be responsible to the Board of Trustees for the maintenance and operation of the College; and shall have power to organize and supervise.
(E) The President shall have charge of and be responsible to the Board of Trustees for the activities of the administrative and supervisory staff, faculty, clerical staff, custodial and maintenance staff, and students.
(F) As the Executive Officer of the Board of Trustees, the President shall have charge of and be responsible to the Board for initiating, organizing and supervising the program of the college. He shall see that satisfactory academic standards are maintained in all programs.
(G) In the interest of efficiency and economy, the President shall have charge of and be responsible to the Board of Trustees for programming, assignment, and reassignment of the administrative and supervisory staff, teachers, clerical, and custodial staff, and shall also recommend salary increases within budget allocations.
(H) The Board of Trustees delegates to the President authority to employ all personnel, subject to standards of the State Board of Community Colleges; except, the President shall place nominations for senior administrators, who report directly to the President, before the Personnel Committee of the Board for its advice before submitting those nominations to the Board of Trustees for its action. The President shall report employment of all full time personnel to the Board at the next meeting following their employment.
(I) The President shall approve employment, and termination of parttime personnel.” (By-Laws pg 13)

The job description of the CFCC President, which is approved by the Board of Trustees, clearly states the President has a duty to “assign responsibility for administrative implementation of board policies and state regulations and procedures pertaining to all college programs, services, and activities.” Furthermore, the responsibility of vice-presidents, deans, faculty, and other College officials to administer and implement policy is specified in their formal job descriptions(President’s Job Description).

Documentation

Source Location

NCGS 115D-5,

North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 115D-5

ncgs115D_5.pdf
NCGS 115D-20,
North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 115D-5
ncgs115D_20.pdf

Operations Manual,

CFCC Board of Trustees Operations Manual
State Statute for the Board of Trustees (pg 2)

bot_oper_manual.pdf

Board of Trustees’ By-Laws,
CFCC Board of Trustees Operations Manual
Article I & Article IV (pg 11 & 15)

bot_oper_manual.pdf
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Board Minutes,
CFCC Board of Trustees Minutes
November 16, 2005 (pg 6)

bot_minutes111605.pdf
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Board Minutes,
CFCC Board of Trustees Minutes
March 24, 2005 (pg 4)

bot_minutes032405.pdf
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By-Laws,
CFCC Board of Trustees Operations Manual
Article III, Duties of the President (pg 13)
bot_oper_manual.pdf
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President's Job Description,
Cape Fear Community College
presjobdescr_111605.pdf

 

 

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