Standard IV: Leadership and Governance
Standard IVB--Board and Administrative Organization continued
- The governing board acts in a manner consistent with
its policies and bylaws. The board regularly evaluates its policies and practices
and revises them as necessary.
- The governing board has a program for board development and new
member orientation. It has a mechanism for providing for continuity of board
membership and staggered terms of office.
- The governing board’s self-evaluation processes for assessing
board performance are clearly defined, implemented, and published in its policies
- The governing board has a code of ethics that includes a clearly
defined policy for dealing with behavior that violates its code.
- The governing board is informed about and involved in the accreditation
- The governing board has the responsibility for selecting and evaluating
the district/system chief administrator (most often known as the chancellor)
in a multi-college district/system or the college chief administrator (most
often known as the president) in the case of a single college. The governing
board delegates full responsibility and authority to him/her to implement
and administer board policies without board interference and holds him/her
accountable for the operation of the district/system or college, respectively.
In multi-college districts/systems, the governing board establishes a clearly
defined policy for selecting and evaluating the presidents of the colleges.
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