Management & Leadership
We recognize shared governance as an integral part of the overall management of FLCC. Not all decisions or actions taken by the constituent members of the campus community are, can, or should be matters of deliberation by the governance model. Our governance model primarily ensures appropriate deliberation and communication of decisions.
Those accountable for the overall management of FLCC (namely the Board of Trustees and the President) utilize the policy creation, recommendations and stewardship provided by the shared governance system in order to ultimately make the most prudent decisions.
At FLCC, we recognize that participation in our shared governance is, regardless of position at our College or stakeholder group represented, a critical form of leadership. It is only through a commitment to this collaborative leadership that we can continually improve the student learning experience, which remains the ultimate goal of all decision-making at FLCC.
The shared governance system at FLCC is comprised of the formal groups: Academic Senate, College Council, FLCC Student Corporation, the Governance Executive Committee, the President and the Board of Trustees.
Policies are created, modified and dissolved, when necessary, through these bodies. However, there are many other groups on campus, which contribute to shared decision-making, primarily through ensuring multiple stakeholder representation. Search committees and task forces set up to tackle emerging issues, for example, seek representatives from multiple stakeholder groups. We are committed to shared governance as a means of fostering reciprocal accountability for all stakeholders to continually work toward improving student learning at Finger Lakes Community College.