Participatory Governance (PG) encourages the collaborative participation and advice of those closest to an issue, project, or program to inform the college-wide perspective. Participatory Governance at SCC functions through constituency representation where faculty, professional staff, administrators, and students voice the needs of their respective roles, providing diverse perspectives to inform the whole.

Committees generally live in three groups: Constituent, Standing, and Non-Standing Committees. The Executive Council is a stand-alone committee.

College Governance Structure

College Governance Structure

The College Governance Structure outlines the administrative structure and processes that drive decision-making at SCC.

College Governance Structure

Executive Council

Executive Council

The Executive Council acts as a clearinghouse that oversees the participatory decision-making process and includes the leaders of each constituency.

Executive Council

Constituent Groups

Constituent Groups

The four constituent groups of the college work together in committees and administrative units to further the work of the College for the benefit of students.

Constituent Groups

Standing Committees

Standing Committees

The shared governance Standing Committees bring together members of the College from all constituencies and components of the administrative structure to represent various interests and levels of expertise. Standing Committees participate in the decision-making process within the scope of their committee charge. The intent of the committee responsibility varies, but may include identifying, studying and reviewing issues, and making recommendations to Executive Council concerning services and programs.

Standing Committees

Non-Standing Committees

Non-Standing Committees

Non-Standing Committees support participatory decision-making in the areas of long-term planning and short-term working groups.

Non-Standing Committees