Leading or Micromanaging

Community college trustees are either elected or appointed to a Board of Trustees that is responsible for the leadership of their institution and its connection to the local community. Occasionally some Boards, whether appointed or elected, find themselves either as a full Board or a portion thereof trying to micromanage the institution’s operation. This paper is intended to describe the various reasons that micromanaging may occur and to offer suggestions regarding how an institution may limit or eliminate these micromanaging situations.

Changing a Trustee Board with Problems into a Functioning Trustee Board

One of the most common issues that Boards of Trustees face is dealing with disruptive trustees, such as trustees that attempt to micro-manage the college CEO and/or staff, require an excessive numbers of reports and information, are adversarial, etc. This paper is intended to provide Boards with the tools to prevent a disruptive trustee from overwhelming a Board as well as steps to take to manage a disruptive trustee. Changing Board behavior is not for the faint of heart as it requires respectful and continued attention to identifying bad practices and demonstrating proper behavior...

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Fall Session 11/2016

Honoring the Past, Navigating the Present, Imagining the Future This session focused on examining the current state of our system and shared the challenges that affect our present circumstances. Included in this resource are videos capturing multiple sessions from Brian Murphy, President, DeAnza College. These include: Equity Philosophy Shared Governance Shared Governance (short) Follow Up Breakout

Participating Effectively in District and College Governance

This paper provides guidelines on local decision-making processes that were developed by a joint task force of representatives of the California Community College Trustees (CCCT), Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC), and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC). They have been endorsed by the boards of directors of the CCCT and CEOCCC and by resolution of the ASCCC. The guidelines augment ones developed in 1992 by a similar joint task force. The guidelines are grouped by issue area and are in the form of questions and answers. The...