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Task Force on Decision Making: Welcome

Welcome to the College Task Force on Decision Making Repository!

Here you will find the charge, meeting notes, and research of each Task Force Work Group. Once completed, each Work Group's draft report wil also appear here.

Task Force Work Group Chairs: Please follow the submission guidelines below to get content posted your group's tab.

2019 Update

Fall is now history and the TF is now fully operational. The TF Design Group has been instrumental in orchestrating the flow of activity and the overall structure of the initiative. Overall there are @ 50 volunteers who are contributing to the final outcome, and are representative of faculty, administration, and support staff. Having said that, if you can encourage more faculty participation, it would round out that segment of our constituency.

Approximately May 15th, the Task Force will need to report to the Board of Trustees. That report will be a summary of the work completed by each workgroup, written by the TF Chair, but reviewed by all TF volunteers beforehand. To do that, we are going to need to meet a few essential deadline /dates listed below (determined by the Task Force Design Group and Work Group chairs this month).

All work groups have fluid membership so that any new members are welcomed at any time by any group. Please let your colleagues know that where appropriate.

THINGS TO KNOW:

  1. Remember, the Work Groups are the vehicle for any and all input before the May report to the Board is written. Your review of the Report draft will be for accuracy and essential inclusiveness of Work Groups’ input. It will not be an opportunity to develop new substantive content; ……the reason for, and the function of, the Work Groups.

  2. It is essential that the Work Group Chairs, or their representatives, attend the Task Force Design & Work Group  Meetings scheduled for this Spring….(see dates below)

  3. Unless the Work Groups pre-schedule their Spring meetings, it will be very easy to have time, and the semester, slip away. To avoid that I am asking that all work groups send me a list of their scheduled meetings by February 15th at the latest.

  4. https://guides.frederick.edu/ctfdm   This is the link to the Task Force web site developed by Rebecca Montgomery and Mary Mogan-Vallon. It is there for your use to post all meeting minutes and assorted research that you see as relevant. Please use it freely. Attached are the minimal but useful notes regarding submissions. Please remember that all submissions from a Work Group must be routed through the Work Group chair.

  5. Liaisons’ responsibilities to specific Work Groups…PLEASE be sure to keep in regular contact with your work group chair. Attending the group’s meetings is one way to do that, actively reaching out is the other. This is critical as a resource to the work group…. and as a way to early discovery of any production needs or problems the group may be having. Everyone is busy so it would be very easy for a group to get distracted and the semester to pass too quickly.

ESSENTIAL DEADLINES:

Feb. 5: TFDG/WG Chair Meeting ….. 3:30-4:30, H202

Feb. 15: Work Groups chairs send John Sheldon a list of their scheduled meetings for Spring

Feb. 26: TFDG/WG Chair Meeting …… 3:30-4:30, H202

Mar. 1: Template for Task Force Work Groups (TFWGs’) progress report submitted to TFWG Chairs by TF Chair (Sheldon)

Mar. 19: TFDG/WG Chair Meeting ……3:30-4:30, H202

April 1: TF WGs’ written progress report submitted to TF Chair for review and entry into report

April 9: TFDG/WG Chair Meeting 3:30-4:30, H202

April 14: Draft of report for Board submitted to TF WG’s for review and comment

April 22: TFWGs comments and feedback on draft report submitted to TF Chair.

April 23 (If Needed): TFDG/WG Chair Meeting…..3:30-4:30, H202

May 15: Final TF Report to Board

Task Force Charge & Tasks

Charge

Examine the process of decision-making at the college and make (rational, practical, and realistic) recommendations (for improvement) to the Board of Trustees that lead to an inclusive and participatory governance process.

Tasks

  • Review the existing College organizational structure.
  • Review all board-approved policies and procedures.
  • Review the Employee Handbook (including the full-time, adjunct, & CEWD addendum).
  • Review governance structures of (cohort) community colleges.
  • Review the college’s decision-making process.

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