The Bellevue College community has completed its first election for the constituency councils of the new BC Governance system. The Governance Development Team–Jim Craswell, Jason Fuller and Tracy Biga MacLean–and Governance Coordinator Alice Jenkins worked closely with Michèle Royer to achieve a secure and anonymous ballot. We are happy to report that more than 30% of college faculty and staff participated in the voting.
Faculty Council Membership 2016-2017
Exempt Council Membership 2016-2017
Classified Council Membership 2016-2017
Elected members can expect a welcome email. Details about the first two meetings of the constituency councils can be found here.
The next step will be for the constituency councils to appoint the membership of the functional councils, all of which will meet on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 8 (NOTE DATE CHANGE). The first meeting of the College Assembly will take place on Monday, June 13.
Thanks to everyone who nominated a colleague, ran for a council, or voted. We appreciate your participation.
All BC employees will be emailed an electronic ballot based on their constituency group: classified, exempt, or faculty. Faculty will vote for Faculty Council members based on their academic division, EWD, LMC, or Counseling status. Your voting email will also include a link to the appropriate voter guide.
Members of the Student Councils have already been selected by the Associated Student Government elections that were recently concluded.
Initial meetings of the constituency councils will take place on the following days/times:
- Faculty Council, Monday, May 9 from 2:45-4pm
- Exempt Council, Tuesday, May 10 from 2:45-4pm
- Classified Council, Thursday, May 12 from 2:45-4pm
Voter guides for constituency councils are now available for employee review. Exempt and classified staff will vote for at large positions. Faculty members will vote based on academic divisions, EWD, the LMC, or Counseling in order to ensure representation across the college. An email will be sent on May 2, directing voters to the electronic ballot.
Thanks to everyone who completed the recent Culminating Feedback Survey. The Governance Development Team appreciates the positive results and the many comments, questions, and suggestions. The document below shows the level of consensus by employee group as well as responses to some of the most frequently asked questions about the new system.
Culminating Feedback Survey Results and FAQs
Founding documents related to BC Governance are now available for review on the BC Governance page. A survey requesting feedback on the new system will be sent April 4-8, with a nomination period to follow.
The Faculty Advisory Group, which has been working closely with the Governance Development Team, has provided a list of FAQs in response to faculty comments on College Issues Day.
College Issues Day FAQs from the Faculty Advisory Group
Nearly 600 faculty and staff members gathered on Feb. 11, 2016, for professional development related to the theme of governance. Break-out sessions provided information about a proposed system of BC Governance, effective meeting strategies, Title IX rights and responsibilities, and similar topics. Thanks to all presenters and participants.
The Office of Equity & Pluralism has posted the Diversity and Equity Plan DRAFT. College faculty, staff, and students and members of the local community are invited to review the plan and attend a listening session. A schedule for the listening sessions can be found here.
All faculty and staff members are invited to participate in College Issues Day. The theme will be Governance. The schedule and session descriptions can be found here. Information about a proposed new structure for BC Governance is also available for review and comment by the campus community.
In order to ensure that the goals and priority initiatives in the 5-Year eLearning Plan align with faculty needs, the eLearning Council conducted a faculty survey in Spring 2015. One hundred and thirty-eight faculty members responded from across the divisions. Campus-wide eLearning Needs Assessment Survey results.