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BOT 4.01pr - Board Philosophy of Governance : Procedure


SUMMARY/SCOPE
The Board Philosophy of Governance establishes the expectations of how the Board will govern in one voice and ensure accountability of Edmonds College.

DESCRIPTION
Procedure for Board policy BOT 4.0 Board Philosophy of Governance.

PROCEDURE DETAILS
The Board will:

1. Deliberate in many voices, but govern in one policy.

2. Lead, direct, and inspire the organization through the careful establishment of broad written policies reflecting the Board’s values and perspectives. The Board’s major policy focus will be on the intended long-term impacts outside the operating organization, not on the administrative or programmatic means of attaining those effects.

3. Enforce upon itself the discipline needed to govern with excellence. Discipline will apply to matters such as attendance, preparation for meetings, policymaking principles, respect of roles, and ensuring the continuity of governance capability.

4. Monitor and discuss the Board’s process and performance at least once each year. Self-monitoring will include comparison of Board activity and discipline to Board policies. 

5. Board development will include orientation of new members in the Board’s governance process and discussion of process improvement at least once per year during the Board evaluation process. In addition, new Board members will be invited to attend the Association of College Trustees (ACT) New Trustee Orientation.

GLOSSARY TERMS
Board of Trustee(s)

RELATED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
BOT 4.0 Board Philosophy of Governance

SOURCE INFORMATION
(was) B 3.1 Philosophy of Governance

CONTENT OWNER. The primary responsibility for this policy belongs to:
Office of the President, Secretary of the Board of Trustees

REVIEW PERIOD
Three years. Requires President’s recommendation to the Board of Trustees.

REVIEW HISTORY
2022-Nov 10  Reviewed, Board Resolution 22-11-2

2019-Nov 14  Revised, Board Resolution 19-11-1

2017-Nov 02  Reviewed, Board Resolution 17-11-2

2016-Sep 08  Revised, Board Resolution 17-2-1

2001-May  Approved B 3.1



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