This shared governance process is designed to facilitate communication among all entities across campus and to enhance institutional effectiveness.
At least one member from each UTTC Committee serves as a liasion on the Instituitional Effectiveness Committee (IEC).
Liaisons are responsible for bringing information(for potential policies and procedures) forward from their respective groups and relaying information back to their groups from the IEC.
The goals of IEC:
The IEC also serves as the self-study steering committee for HLC accreditation purposes and focuses on fiver criterion.
The IEC communicates with Administrative Council and, in turn, shares topics with liasions to take back to their groups.
Information is passed to the President and Board of Directors. Input or final approval is documented in the BOD meeting minutes. The approved policies are posted on the Institutional Effectiveness Portal.
Step 1: A new policy is deemed necessary
Step 2: Legal Counsel
Step 3: Administrative Council
Step 4: UTTC Board of Directors Approval
Step 5: Implement Policy
Policy: A concise set of statements that communicate a pre-determined and definite course of action, expectations, and objectives enforced by the governing body and/or management. Policy statements and expectations are not flexible, do not allow for individual latitude, and require full compliance.
Procedure: The fixed step-by-step sequence that provides the instructions necessary to carry out a policy statement.
Guideline: A document or instructional guide that provides general direction or a course of action in a specified situation for how to accomplish a process. A guideline allows some discretion or leeway in its interpretation, implementation or use.
Plan: A written account of a future course of action with specific goals for achievement. Plans provide details of what needs to be done, when, how and by whom (e.g. strategic plan).