LPTC ORGANIZATIONAL CHART - LPTC STRATEGIC PLAN
The Committee Structure at LPTC was developed in Fall Semester 2010. The functions of existing ad hoc committees, of which there were at least 15, were subsumed into four standing committees, each with a Hocak name. The purpose of the formalized committee structure is to institutionalize a governance model that involves all staff and faculty in the decision-making processes at LPTC. The LPTC BOT approved the committee structure as part of the organizational chart on February 16, 2011.
Four Standing Committees
- Horuxuruk Wagus (Ability to make or create) – Student Success
- Howera (The Path) – Curriculum and Instruction
- Hirukana Haksi (Gathering of Leaders) – Executive Council
- Ho upi Hocira (House of Possibilities) – Institutional Development
A. Purpose of LPTC Committee Structure
- The committee structure provides an opportunity for staff, faculty and students to enjoy meaningful participation in setting and carrying out the direction of the College.
- The committee structure provides a vehicle for staff and faculty to plan and to assist in the implementation, monitoring, and adjustment of the strategic plan.
- The committee structure provides a forum for discussion of issues that affect LPTC.
B. Overall Functions of the Four Standing Committees
- Recommend policy to the President for review and possible introduction to the Board of Trustees.
- Monitor the implementation of the strategic plan
- Act upon charges (requests) that come from the President and/or from one of the other standing committees.
C. Specific Responsibilities of the Four Standing Committees (following list provides some guidelines though committees will be required to carry out other responsibilities)
Hirukkana Haksi (Gathering of Leaders) – Executive Council
- Higher Learning Commission Criterion 1– “Mission and Integrity “
- Professional development
- Grants and Development (Shared responsibility with Ho upi Hocira)
Horuxuruk Wagus (Ability to make or create) – Student Success
- Higher Learning Commission Criterion 5 – “Engagement and Service”
- Financial Aid
Howera (The Path) – Curriculum and Instruction
- Higher Learning Commission Criterion 3 – “Student Learning and Effective Teaching” AND Criterion 4 – “Acquisition, discovery, and application of knowledge”
Ho upi Hocira (House of Possibilities) – Institutional Development
- Higher Learning Commission Criterion 2 – “Preparing for the Future”
- Information Technology
- Grants and Development (share with Hirukana Haksi)
D. Officers of the Four Standing Committees and their responsibilities
- The Chairperson presides and is responsible for preparing and publishing agendas
- Vice Chairperson – Vice Chairperson takes the place of the Chairperson in his/her absence
- Secretary keeps minutes and publishes those minutes within one week of each meeting. Minutes are to be published on the LPTC website and are to be kept in hard copy and electronic form by the Secretary of each committee with a courtesy copy provided to the President and Accreditation Coordinator.
- Each committee will select officers at the first committee meeting of the academic year. Note, however, that the Academic Dean is the permanent Chairperson of Howera (Path – Curriculum and Instruction) and that the President is the permanent Chairperson of Hirukana Haksi (Gathering of Leaders) – Executive Council.
E. Meetings of Standing Committees
- Meetings are to be held x2/month
- Special meetings may be called by the Chairperson
- A quorum will be a majority of the members
- Meetings are open
- All regular employees of LPTC must serve on a minimum of one of the four standing committees and not more than two committees.
- New employees are to be assigned to a committee after they are oriented to the various committee functions
- There will be one student appointed to serve on each of the Four Standing Committees. Students will be selected by the Student Senate.
- Members can switch committees if approved by the President
- Committee membership will be posted on the LPTC website
- At the beginning of the Fall Semester and not later than September 1, committee membership will be set for the academic year. Personnel need not stay on the same committee from year to year.
G. Organizational Structure and Process
- Each regular member of a standing committee is generally a voting member. However, Howera (Path – Curriculum and Instruction Committee), which was a standing committee prior to the adoption of the four committee structure, will determine its own voting members during a regular meeting, and will make a determination as to whether persons other than full-time faculty may vote. Committee chairpersons vote only in the event of a tie.
- Charges to committees (i.e., mandates to committees to carry out specific tasks) can be developed by committees themselves, can come from the President, or can be submitted by one committee to another. Each charge and its status (progress) will be noted in the minutes for each committee meeting.
- Completed charges will be routed through Hirukana Haksi (Gathering of Leaders) – Executive Council. The Executive Council may refer a charge back to a committee with recommendations for amendment or may pass the charge along to the President. If the issue involves college policy, the President will take the policy to the next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting for consideration. Minutes of the Executive Council meeting will reflect the committee’s handling and disposition of all charges that come to it.
- In some instances, charges may have significant consequences for all staff members. In such instances, as determined by Hirukana Haksi (Gathering of Leaders) – Executive Council and/or the President, ad-hoc working groups will have to be created. In other instances a particular committee may have responsibility for a specific and ongoing charge, but may routinely invite the participation of persons from other committees who have expertise in the area. An example would be the grants and development subcommittee, a permanent subcommittee of the Hirukana Haksi (Gathering of Leaders) – Executive Council. That subcommittee may regularly invite the participation of persons from Institutional Development and/or other committees to attend.
- Each of the four subcommittees can form subcommittees. Some may be ad hoc and may be formed to work on specific charges. Others may be regular standing subcommittees. The Hirukana Haksi (Gathering of Leaders) – Executive Council, for example has a standing subcommittee on Grants and Development; Howera (The Path) – Curriculum and Instruction, has a standing subcommittee on Assessment of Student Learning.
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