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Shared Governance

Shared Governance Organizational Chart

College Leadership Council

The College Leadership Council (CLC) is the information hub of the Shared Governance system. Tier 1, Tier 2 committees and all college departments and programs report out to the CLC at bi-monthly meetings. The members of the CLC then disseminate the information gathered at the CLC meetings throughout the College as a whole. Thus, the CLC deepens college-wide communication and, in doing-so, enhances and supports a culture of openness, cooperation and innovation at Goodwin College.

Membership:

The President’s Cabinet along with all college department leaders and the president of Faculty Senate are members of the College Leadership Council.

Tier I Guidelines

Tier I Committees

Academic Affairs

Mission Statement
To facilitate academic consistency across the Goodwin College Curriculum

Membership:
Vice President of Academics (Chair)
Executive Vice President/Provost
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness
Assistant Vice President of Academics
Director of Library Services
Department Chair, General Education
Vice President of Academics (Chair)
Executive Vice President/Provost
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness
Assistant Vice President of Academics
Director of Library Services
Department Chair, General Education

Budget and Finance

Membership:
Vice President of Finance (Chair)
Executive Vice President/Provost
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness
Vice President of Facilities and Technology
Assistant Vice President of Finance and Business Services
Faculty Member

Campus Planning and Operations

Membership:
Vice President of Facilities and Technology (Chair)
Board of Trustees Members (2)
President
Vice President of Economic and Strategic Development
Vice President of Finance
Assistant Vice President of Facilities
Assistant Vice President of Information Technology
Director of Campus Safety and Security
Director of College Relations
Director of Grants

College Committee on Assessment

Mission Statement

The mission of the College Committee on Assessment is to:
  • assist the college in planning,
  • support the assessment of student learning outcomes,
  • ensure the quality of academic programs and college services, and
  • oversee both the formal program review and annual review processes.

Membership:
Memberships spans two to three years and is staggered. The committee aims for its membership to have balanced representation from academic departments, student service, and other administrative departments and the college’s administration.

Permanent Members Include:
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness (Chair)
Dean of Faculty
Department Chair, General Education
Director of Assessment
Director of Institutional Research

College Committee on Integrity

The Committee on Integrity is responsible for validating and periodically reviewing all claims made to the public by the college. The Committee on Integrity reports directly to the President and Board of Trustees.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Committee on Integrity is to assist the college with its fair and transparent application of policies and procedures. The committee is charged with reviewing policies periodically for clarity, consistency and accuracy. Furthermore, the Committee on Integrity is responsible for validating and periodically reviewing all claims made to the public by the college. The Committee on Integrity is chaired by the Provost and reports directly to the President and Board of Trustees (rev spring 2016).

Membership:
Executive Vice President/Provost (Chair)
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Director of Institutional Research
Registrar
Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator
Student Engagement Coordinator
Faculty Members (2)

Development

Mission Statement
The Mission of the Goodwin College Tier I Development Committee is to add value to the fundraising, grants, community engagement, and alumni affairs operations of Goodwin College and the Goodwin College Foundation by reviewing, recommending, and/or assisting with strategies, activities, processes, policies, and planning in partnership with Advancement staff.

Membership:
Vice President of Institutional Advancement (Chair)
Vice President of Academics
Vice President of Economic and Strategic Development
Vice President of Enrollment, Marketing and Communications
Vice President of Finance
Director of Grants
Director of Institutional Assessment
Employer Relations Coordinator

Faculty Senate

Mission Statement
To participate in the governance of the college by formulating and advocating the faculty perspective regarding academic policies, issues and concerns.

Membership:
All Full-time Faculty Members
All Part-time Faculty Members
An Adjunct Faculty Representative from each Department


Tier II Committees

Tier II Committee Time Line

Tier II Guidelines and Minimum Standards

Academic Success

Mission Statement
The mission of the Academic Success Committee is to create and maintain an optimal educational environment that assists and encourages each student to achieve his or her educational potential and embrace lifelong learning.

Community Engagement

Mission Statement
The Community Engagement Committee is committed to building, supporting, and sustaining community relationships to enrich the individual, the College, and the broader community.

Employee Development

Mission Statement
The Employee Development Committee of Goodwin College seeks to support the establishment and continuation of an organizational culture in which the development of College faculty and staff is considered a top priority. We will accomplish this by recommending, and/or implementing programs and practices that provide opportunities for professional growth while fostering a learning culture.

Employee Health & Wellness

Mission Statement
To have a Nurturing College Community, to provide meaningful and concrete opportunities to impact the Health and Wellness of Goodwin Employees.

Enrollment & Registration

Mission Statement
The mission of the Enrollment and Registration Committee is to assess, refine, and when necessary, modify current Enrollment & Registration procedures. Such an effort will improve the overall experience on behalf of students, staff, and faculty. The committee has a responsibility to increase communication practices, college wide, with regards to Enrollment and Registration procedures.

Facilities & Technology

Mission Statement
The mission of the Goodwin College Facilities and Technology Committee is to support, enhance and advocate for the facilities and technological services provided to the Goodwin College community by promoting a secure, functional and learning-friendly, and eco-friendly environment.

Intercultural Inclusivity Committee

Mission Statement
The mission of Goodwin College’s Intercultural Inclusivity Committee is to consciously identify, develop, access and assess opportunities and initiatives for a diverse community. We are committed to nurturing a campus culture that acknowledges a wide array of characteristics and categories of identity that comprise Goodwin College.

Library Advocacy Committee

Mission Statement
The mission of the Library Advocacy Committee is to support the Library program within the educational philosophy of the College. Specifically, the committee shall:

  • Act as a liaison between the faculty, administration, student body and the library program;
  • Asses and make suggestions for the integration of the library program and its services within the instructional programs of the institution
  • Encourage the use of all library collections and facilities as well as services
  • Recommend solutions to library problems relating to faculty and student needs and usage

Student Experience

Mission Statement
It is the mission of Goodwin College’s Student Experience Tier II Committee to provide social and educational activities to enhance campus life. It is our goal to encourage students to actively participate in club organizations and student events to build a sense of community within the college.

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