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Shared Governance Principals

The governance system embodies and facilitates UCC’s vision, mission, and core values and relies on the collective wisdom of faculty, staff, students, and administration in the development of college‐wide plans and policies. The system is characterized by open communication, collegiality, and transparency, resulting in collaborative and well‐informed decision‐making.

Shared Governance Definition

Shared governance is the structure and process by which employees, students, and the Board of Education contribute to the College’s institutional‐level planning, policy, and procedure decision‐making.

Inherent in shared governance is a commitment to trust, collaboration, communication, transparency, inclusiveness, honesty, and integrity. Shared governance provides an opportunity for campus‐wide input and feedback while recognizing that the ultimate authority to make decisions lies with the Board of Education and President.