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Participatory Governance Redesign

In 2016, the Cuyamaca College Council began documenting and discussing opportunities to improve its participatory governance structure. The initial product of this work was an illustration of the College's governance structure and the elimination or re-envisioning of a few specific committees. In 2017, the College engaged the assistance of an Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Partnership Resource Team (PRT) to assist with this governance redesign process (as well as student learning outcome assessment and integrated planning). With the help of the PRT members, the College developed an Innovation and Effectiveness Plan that included a one-year timeline for planning and implementing a redesigned and improved governance structure.

In December 2017, the faculty, staff, administrators, and students were invited to participate in a governance redesign retreat to kick off the process. Roughly 30 members of the campus community participated in the retreat and identified the following guiding principles for the governance redesign process:

  • Transparency
  • Efficiency
  • Representation
  • Accountability
  • Evaluation/Continuous Improvement
  • Alignment
  • Clarification of Roles

The slides from the fall retreat are accessible via the link below. Participants at the the retreat reached consensus that the College should pursue an improved governance structure and process to be implemented in the fall 2018 term. 

To follow up on the fall kickoff retreat, the Institutional Effectiveness, Success, and Equity Office developed a participatory governance survey in collaboration with the Cuyamaca College Council tri-chairs. Highlights of the survey results can be accessed here:

January 2018 Participatory Governance Survey Results

To provide additional feedback about the College's participatory governance structure, processes, and/or communication, please click here: Participatory Governance Feedback Form

As part of the continuation of this work, two mini-retreats were scheduled for spring 2018:

  • Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00pm in I-209
  • Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00pm in I-209

A total of 25 individuals, including faculty, staff, and administrators, participated in the February mini-retreat. At the retreat, participants charged the Cuyamaca College Council tri-chairs with developing a new governance structure inspired by another California Guided Pathways Initiative-participating college as well as the College's strategic goals.

This page will be updated as the governance redesign work progresses across the campus. To provide input regarding the participatory governance process, please contact your representative on the Cuyamaca College Council or the Institutional Effectiveness, Success, and Equity Office at 619-660-4380.

Last Updated: 03/19/2018
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