1.02.007.002 - Planning Council Charter
The Planning Council is created through the Office of the President to ensure that employees of the College are given an opportunity to be actively involved in planning for the future of the College. The Planning Council will be expected to formulate recommendations relating to the Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals of the College for consideration by the College’s Board of Trustees.
Among the expectations for the Planning Council are the following:
- It will maintain the broadest possible view of the College and its interlinks with the community and the diverse region it serves;
- It will proactively integrate the Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals of the College into the organization and ensure that the College’s Strategic Plan maintains its viability and integrity;
- It will ensure that our diverse community is given an active voice in planning for the future of the College and is engaged in an ongoing dialogue with the College;
- It will serve as mentors, coaches, and facilitators and serve as a sounding-board and resource to internal and external constituencies; and
- It will facilitate internal and external understanding of the key accomplishments relating to the Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals and build a focus on the future.
- It will be responsible for facilitating periodic internal and external focus groups as determined necessary by the Planning Council, the Board of Trustees, and/or the administration to gather information affecting the Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals. It will also be responsible for periodically reporting to the Board of Trustees on the status of planning activities within the College and for recommending modifications to the Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals as may be appropriate.
The Planning Council will be composed of three standing members and fifteen rotating members. The permanent members will include the President, the Chief Academic Officer, and the Chief Development Officer. The rotating members will consist of five individuals selected from the staff of the College, five members from the faculty of the College, and five members from the administration of the College.
Each of the rotating members will be appointed for a three-year term and will be eligible for reappointment for a second, consecutive three-year term. The initial terms will be determined by random drawing for one, two and three-year terms. Volunteer applicants from among the respective employee groups will be solicited by the Planning Council to fill vacancies. Those expressing interest will be screened by the Planning Council and recommendations for appointment will be presented to the President for action.
In making its recommendations, the Planning Council will consider the applicant’s breadth of perspective of the College, the diversity required to sustain the Council, and the potential contributions of the applicant. Preference will be given to individuals who are Fellows of the CCBC Leadership Academy.