Working together successfully means that all members of SUNY Broome’s shared governance structure understand not only their own roles and responsibilities, but also the roles and responsibilities of others.
Because the College Assembly is central to the functioning of our shared governance structure, it is the primary communication hub for all shared governance activities. While individual governing bodies have a specific jurisdiction (academic, operational, or student issues), there is need for significant interfacing and collaboration among the various governing bodies involving exchange of information and cooperative decision making. For example, although all the governing bodies within shared governance (Student Assembly (SA), Council for Academic Issues (CAI), and Council for Operational Issues (COI)) and the College Assembly have jurisdiction over particular matters, each of their respective activities impact other areas of the college. Consequently, these governing bodies have a compelling need to consult with, and be accountable to, each other as well as to the Administration, Board of Trustees, and the campus community at-large (as depicted by the diagram to the right.)
The communication process insures that there is a mechanism in place to capture the voices of various constituencies and stakeholders and also provide for a continuous feedback loop to communicate progress on college initiatives.