3.07 Councils

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A. The Leadership Council

The  Leadership Council provides an opportunity for open discussion of matters which will have significant impact on the College. The council provides for the expression of diverse points of view in an open atmosphere and serves as a major communication link among College personnel for coordinating and communicating planning initiatives and examining proposed changes in College policies and procedures. The council is an advisory body and submits its recommendations to the College Cabinet for action. Most council members are appointed by the President by virtue of their position at the College. The council includes the President of the College Senate, the Chairperson of the Classified Staff Council, and the President of the Student Government Association.

B. Classified Staff Council

The Classified Staff Council is comprised of representatives from the various College areas chosen by the classified staff members from the areas represented. The council functions under its own bylaws.

The purpose of the Classified Staff Council is to represent the classified staff in the consideration of matters related to policy recommendations and policy implementation. Resolutions from the council may be presented to the administration at the discretion of the former. In all cases, the administration will give serious consideration to such recommendations from the council.

The bylaws of the Classified Staff Council are located in Appendix A.

C. College Senate

The College Senate comprises representatives from the various departments chosen by exempt, non-administrative members of the area represented. The Senate functions under its own bylaws.

The purpose of the College Senate is to represent faculty and professional staff in the consideration of matters related to policy recommendations and policy implementation. Resolutions from the senate may be presented to the administration at the discretion of the former. In all cases the administration will give serious consideration to any recommendations that come from the senate.

Reassigned time equivalent to approximately 12 credit hours per semester will be made available to the senate for allocation at its discretion. The approval of the supervising administrators in the area in which the released time will occur shall be obtained before all commitments are finalized.

The Constitution of the College Senate is located in Appendix B.

D. The Student Government Association

General Description

The Student Government Association of Central Piedmont Community College was established to provide for the general welfare of CPCC students. Membership is open to all students who are currently registered for a curriculum course or courses and who meet the defined criteria for membership as outlined in the CPCC Student Government Association Constitution.

The Executive Committee serves as the coordinating and governing body of the association and consists of elected officers and student-appointed senators and representatives at each campus.

The bylaws of the Student Government Association are filed in the Office of Student Life.

Changes approved by Cabinet: February 1996; May 1996; September 1997; June 1, 2004