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Shared Governance

As defined in its constitution, MCCC employs a system of shared governance that consists of those institutional arrangements for addressing issues and making decisions that affect institutional mission, resource allocation and the roles of internal constituencies.

In an effort to improve communication and shared governance, MCCC began a pilot of a new council model of shared governance in the spring of 2012.  For the 2012-13 academic year, the college suspended the shared governance structure that was in place since 1972.  That structure was much more linear than a council model, and consisted of 18 standing committees (subsequently reduced to 10).  During this test year of the council model of shared governance, which includes three councils – Faculty, Staff and Administrator – all but three of those standing committees have been put on hiatus.