Human Resources (2.B)


The institution demonstrates an effective and widely understood system of governance with clearly-defined authority, roles, and responsibilities. Its decision-making structures and processes make provision for the consideration of views of faculty, staff, administrators, and students on matters in which they have a direct and reasonable interest.


Administrators and staff are evaluated regularly with regard to performance of work duties and responsibilities.


The institution monitors its compliance with the Commission’s standards for accreditation, including the impact of collective bargaining agreements, legislative actions, and external mandates.


The institution has a functioning governing board* consisting of at least five voting members, a majority of whom have no contractual, employment, or financial interest in the institution. If the institution is governed by a hierarchical structure of multiple boards, the roles, responsibilities, and authority of each board-as they relate to the institution-are clearly defined, widely communicated, and broadly understood.


The board acts only as a committee of the whole; no member or subcommittee of the board acts on behalf of the board except by formal delegation of authority by the governing board as a whole.


The board establishes, reviews regularly, revises as necessary, and exercises board oversight of institutional policies, including those regarding its own organization and operation.