The Council for Operational Issues is the body that makes recommendations directly to the College Assembly and/or the Administration relative to a wide variety of operational issues, policy, and standards affecting the College. Its scope and sphere of influence will be articulated in its standing, sub-committee, and ad-hoc committee structure and, as such, will have final recommending responsibilities and influence in these areas of activity of broad interest to the faculty, staff, and students of the College.
To facilitate its purpose and responsibility, the COI will assure that it articulates with the campus community consistent with the over-arching guiding principles of campus shared governance.
That is, it will:
- capture the voice of stakeholders in formal and informal ways;
- adhere to shared governance principles and protocols;
- determine and execute the most credible and valid type of review based on the complexity of the issue, urgency for a decision, and the availability of constituency groups during the summer months or periods when the College is closed;
- avoid being overly bureaucratic or time-consuming and function efficiently, effectively, and in a timely manner;
- prioritize and establish timelines for conduct and completion of work/business; and
- promote information sharing, tracking, and reporting mechanisms to communicate its activity, as well as those of the other governance bodies as it relates to COI business, to ensure the integrity of its process.