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Laney College

Procedures

Procedures

  1. The College President, or designee, shall chair the College Council.
  2. Council recommendations will be forwarded to the President and will be the primary source of college-wide opinion in the decision-making process.
  3. Issues brought to the Council may originate with any individual or standing committee. Any such issue shall be placed on the agenda.
  4. If not agendized, any Council member may bring an item as “Other.”
  5. If an agenda item is refused, the person may bring the item to the Council and request that it be placed on a subsequent agenda.
  6. Agenda priorities shall be determined by the College President (Chair).
  7. Recommendations will be reached by consensus. If consensus cannot be reached, the item will be deferred to the next meeting, unless time-sensitive. If time-sensitive, a compromise committee will be established to deliberate the issue, and/or meet with the president, and bring back a resolution of the issue to the entire Council for a decision
  8. A quorum is needed in order to take any official action.
    1. Consensus = 75% of simple majority
    2. Quorum = simple majority (51%) of the full College Council membership
  9. Agendas will be distributed by email and/or posted at least three (3) days before each meeting.
  10. Any item must be accompanied by appropriate background information and should be received by Council members at least 3 working days before the meeting.
  11. Meetings are open to any interested individual.