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SGA Committee Involvement

Board of Trustees

This meeting is attended by the SGA President or SGA Vice President.

Executive Council

The purpose of this council is primarily one of intermediate and long range institutional planning. The executive council has a primary duty to review how various resources are brought together and effectively allocated in order to accomplish institutional goals. The council deals with operational matters, as well as coordination of ongoing activities and actions about to be taken. Meetings of the college executive council are open, and visitors are welcome. This meeting is attended by the SGA President or SGA Vice President

Instructional Council

The purpose of the instructional council is to provide overall coordination of the college’s academic program. The council reviews academic and institutional issues and concerns, and when appropriate, recommends action to the executive council or other administrative areas. This meeting is attended by a senate representative of SGA as assigned.

College Planning Council

The college planning council is charged with responsibility for steering the entire institutional effectiveness effort, including strategic planning, annual review of the institutional mission statement, preparation of the institutional effectiveness plan (which includes annual plans of action and evaluation of institutional performance as measured against goals and measurable objectives established in the plan), measuring institutional performance against the North Carolina Community College Systems’ critical success factors, assuring compliance with the “principles” of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools, and other such duties as may be necessary to demonstrate that the institution is carrying out its stated mission.

Academic Affairs Committee

The academic affairs committee is responsible for continuously appraising all facets of the curriculum.  The committee has the prerogative of initiating action that deals with the institution’s educational programs. The committee’s actions will be consistent with the purposes and objectives of the institution and must ensure the overall effectiveness and quality of the college’s educational program consistent with the “principles” of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The academic affairs committee plays a central role in actions concerning the creation, modification, and termination of courses and programs. This meeting is attended by a senate representative of SGA as assigned.

Library Committee

The purpose of the Library Committee is to offer counsel and advice on library services, collection development, bibliographic instruction, information literacy and technology, and other aspects of information resources access. This meeting is attended by a senate representative of SGA as assigned.

Admissions/Advising Committee

The admissions committee has a responsibility to review all proposed changes in admission policies and procedures, including changes in program admission requirements; to review and recommend appropriate advising methods for all faculty and staff; and to hear appeals on residency status. The committee evaluates and makes recommendations to the president of the college on the above policies and procedures and makes final decisions on any questionable student admissions.
This meeting is attended by a senate representative of SGA as assigned.

Grade Appeal Committee

The purpose of the grade appeal committee is to provide students with due process in academic/grading matters. A student who believes that his or her grade in a course has been incorrectly assigned may seek corrective action through the grade appeal process. The grade appeal committee is comprised of four faculty members not associated with the appeal, a student representative, and the vice president of the instructional area in which the grade appeal has occurred.
This meeting is attended by a senate representative of SGA as assigned.

Diversity/Global Awareness Committee

mThe Diversity/Global Awareness Committee has been established to evaluate and update, as necessary, the diversity plan whose focus is to disseminate knowledge of diverse populations in the service area and to integrate global awareness into instruction, operations, and opportunities at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. As indicated through the college’s strategic planning process, diversity and global awareness have been identified as key directions and initiatives for the college as it prepares the citizens of our service area for the future. This meeting is attended by a senate representative of SGA as assigned.

Health and Safety Committee

mThe Health and Safety Committee is charged with the responsibility for overall implementation and evaluation of the College’s comprehensive Health and Safety Program. Each individual committee member is charged with the responsibility for compliance in his or her particular area. The purpose of this committee is both reactive (accident investigation and emergency response) and proactive (safety training, employee involvement, safety awareness, inspections, and recommendations for continuous improvement in health and safety programs and practices). This meeting is attended by a senate representative of SGA as assigned.

Marketing and Communications

The marketing and communications committee, an approved standing committee whose members are appointed by the president, is responsible for addressing communication issues within the college in order to enhance employees’ accomplishment of their duties and to aid students in achieving their educational goals. This committee focuses specifically on internal communication. The committee’s actions must be consistent with the mission, goals, and objectives of the institution. Recommendations and referrals from the communications committee are taken to the executive council. The committee includes the following members on an ongoing, ex officio basis: webmaster, main switchboard receptionists (Caldwell and Watauga), human resources director, public information officer, office manager for curriculum instruction (recorder). The committee will also include at least one representative from each of the following areas, as appointed by the executive vice president: faculty, computer services, SGA/students. This meeting is attended by a senate representative of SGA as assigned.

Technology Committee

The purpose of the Technology committee is as follows: to take concerted action to incorporate appropriate technology for information distribution on and between both campuses for administrative and instructional purposes; review/redefine committee and/or institutional structure to assure that efforts are sustained on a continuing basis; develop [and periodically update] a technology plan for college instruction and administration to include appropriate technology and applications; include recommended training for students and staff; and indicate a sequence and time line for college committees, divisions, and offices to assure that all technology is an integrated part of the institution and community. This meeting is attended by a senate representative of SGA as assigned.

Calendar Committee

The purpose of the Calendar Committee is to set the calendar for the following school year. 
This meeting is attended by a senate representative of SGA as assigned.