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CVCC Standing Committees/Councils/Other Groups

General Informatr CVCC Standing Committees

General Requirements for Standing Committees:

  • Committee elects necessary officers (chair, secretary, etc) at first meeting
  • Committee shall maintain minutes and attendance for every meeting
  • Each Committee shall present a annual summary of their work and achievements to the Council on Standing Committees
  • All committees shall operate on a year from August 1 - July 31

Any CVCC employee is welcome to attend any standing committee meeting. Please contact the committee chair to obtain meeting dates/times and to provide notice that you plan to attend.

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Library Committee

Membership:

  • Library Director (Chair of Committee)
  • Reference & Instruction Librarian
  • Director of the Accessing Scholarly Knowledge Program
  • 2 faculty members from the School of Business, Industry, and Technology (appointed by Faculty Senate) – Faculty members must be from different disciplines within the school
  • 2 faculty members from the School of Health and Public Services (appointed by Faculty Senate) – Faculty members must be from different disciplines within the school
  • 2 faculty members from the School of Academics, Education, and Fine Arts (appointed by Faculty Senate) – Faculty members must be from different disciplines within the school
  • 1 director from non-credit programming (appointed by Vice President of Instruction)
  • 1 support staff member (appointed by Support Staff Association)
  •  SGA President or Designee

Note: A Secretary will be elected for a one year term at the first meeting each year.

Purpose:

  • Act as liaison to other faculty and staff members in promoting the CVCC Library and Library services.
  • Assist the Director of Library Services in the Development of the CenTER when applicable.
  • Serve as a sounding board in the development of the Library’s policies.
  • Make recommendations for the improvement of the Library.
  • May assist in evaluating and handling unusual problems where a meeting of the minds might be of benefit to the students and the institution. Serve on subcommittees for special projects as needed.

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Student Activities Committee

Membership:

Director of Student Activities, Permanent Member and Committee Chair
Executive Director of Student and Community Engagement, Permanent Member
Director of Student Life, Permanent Member
Athletic Director, Permanent Member
Five Student Government Officers, 1 Year Term
Four Faculty Members, 2 Year Terms - Faculty membership is open to any full time faculty member interested in improving and supporting student activities. The Faculty Senate will be solicited as well as other faculty volunteers. Faculty membership is limited to two years.

Purpose - Solicits input and guidance from faculty and students in the development of the student activities calendar reviews and approves club funding requests.

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Beautification Committee

Membership:  (Voluntary)
Campus-wide representation (from both employees and students) is encouraged, but membership is on a volunteer basis. Representatives from the maintenance, graphic arts, Public Information Office and horticulture departments are especially welcome. Outside members of the community (i.e. Catawba County Arts Council) will be invited to participate on an ad hoc basis.

Purpose -The purpose of this committee is to promote and enhance the aesthetics of CVCC both internally (inside the buildings) and externally (landscaping grounds) in order to improve the learning and working environment for all. This may include, but is not limited to, projects such as landscaping improvements, December institutional holiday decorations, etc.

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Advisory Committee for the Office of Accountability, Efficiency, and Effectiveness
Membership:

Permanent Members:

  • Executive Director of the Office of Accountability, Efficiency, and Effectiveness (Chair) President; Vice Presidents; Deans; Executive Director of Alexander Center; Executive Officer of Student Services; Executive Officer of Technology; Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Research; Executive Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Term Members (term members should have a working knowledge of area assessments)

  • 1 faculty member from the School of Business, Industry, and Technology (appointed by Faculty Senate)
  • 1 faculty member from the School of Health and Public Services (appointed by Faculty Senate)
  • 1 faculty member from the School of Academics, Education, and Fine Arts (appointed by Faculty Senate)
  • 1 director from non-credit programming (appointed by Vice President of Instruction)
  • 1 support staff member (appointed by SSA)
  • 1 professional staff member (appointed by PSA)

Purpose - The Advisory Committee for the Office of Accountability, Efficiency, and Effectiveness (1) oversees and maintains the college’s efforts in executing Strategic Plan and in the appropriate evaluation and assessment of both administrative and academic operations; (2) acts in an advisory capacity to the Office of Accountability, Efficiency, and Effectiveness; (3) determines appropriate responses to program/area annual outcomes reports and program reviews; and (4) makes recommendations to the Executive Director of the Office of Accountability, Efficiency, and Effectiveness and to the President concerning appropriate responses to annual program/area reviews and appropriate revisions to the Strategic Plan.

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Safety and Security Committee
Membership:

Permanent members - President (Committee Chair), Executive Assistant to the President, Vice Presidents, Public Information Officer, Director of Maintenance/Facilities Services, Dean of School of Health and Public Services, Executive Director of the Health and Public Services Innovation Center, Criminal Justice Programs Department Chair, BLET Director, Other Faculty/Staff appointed by the President.

Purpose - Provides leadership for the provision of a safe and secure campus environment
Develops plans provides resources for emergency responses
Develops plans for training the campus community regarding safety and security

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Occupational Health and Safety Committee 

Membership: (as determined by the Campus Safety and Security Committee)
Executive Director of the Health and Public Services Innovation Center (Co-chair), Director of Human Resources (Co-chair), faculty representative (School of Business Industry and Technology – vocational programs), vocational programs), faculty representative (School of Academics, Education, and Fine arts – sciences dept.), faculty representative (School of Health and Public Safety), Director of Facilities Services, Representative from Alexander Center, Business Office representative, Support Staff Association representative, Challenger High School representative, East Campus representative, Others with relevant experience as appointed by the Campus Safety and Security Committee

Purpose - Promotes and ensures compliance with regulations established by the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

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Calendar Committee

Membership:
Chair (appointed each year by the President) Chair will solicit faculty/staff volunteers for one year service. Committee service normally requires attendance at two or three meetings, collection of ideas/suggestions/concerns from are as represented, and communication of calendar options with faculty/staff.

Purpose - Develops some annual institutional calendar options for review and comment by the campus Community. Following review and comment by the campus community, proposes a recommended calendar to the Executive Council.

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Student Grievance Committee

Membership:

The Committee membership (5 voting members and a non-voting chair) shall be as follows and shall not include any members who have had any involvement in the grievance to date:

  • Committee Chair (a non-voting member) - A Vice President selected by the President;
  • 2 voting representatives selected by the Committee Chair from a group of 9 faculty or non-credit professional staff representatives (3 from each academic school) appointed by the President;
  • 1 voting representative selected by the Committee Chair from a group of 2 Student Services counselors or admissions representatives appointed by the President; and
  • 2 voting student representatives selected by the Committee Chair from the group of 5 current SGA officers.

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Administrative Instructional Council

Membership:

Voting members- Vice President of Instruction (Chair), Dean of the School of Academics, Education, and Fine Arts, Dean of the School of Business, Industry, and Technology, Dean of the School of Health and Public Services, Executive Director of the Workforce Development Innovation Center, Executive Director of the Health and Public Safety Innovation Center, Executive Director of The Personal Enrichment Innovation Center, One department head/director representative from each school (rotating two year term), Faculty Senate President

Non-voting members – Executive Officer of the Office of Accountability, Efficiency, and Effectiveness, Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Research, Director of Advising Center, School of Business, Industry, and Technology Advising Coordinator, Student Services Representative, Director of Academic Services, Executive Officer of Academic Services, Coordinator of Curriculum and Facilities Management

Purpose - Asure communication and coordination among CVCC Schools; Provide academic guidance and will review recommendations from the Office of Accountability, Efficiency and Effectivenes; Receive and recommend instructional improvements to the Instructional Council for each respective school; responsible for the performance of each school’s Instructional Council; Make recommendations to the Executive Council regarding all instructional matters as they relate to the Strategic Plan; Ensures systematic review and approval of all course changes and program of study changes.

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Council on Standing Committees

Membership:

Chair (representative from Executive Council appointed by the President), one representative from each CVCC Standing Committee.

Purpose - Advises Executive Council regarding issues of standing committees, aligns work of committee organizations with the mission, vision, and strategic plan of the college, reviews the work and progress of all standing committees.

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Faculty Senate

Membership:

Executive Board elected by Faculty Senate in spring semester year; Executive Board includes Past President, President, President Elect, Secretary, Communications/Facilitator Each school elects Faculty Senators from its own full-time faculty. The number of Faculty Senators elected per school is determined by the number of full-time faculty employed by the school. Terms are one year. Each school may also elect on representative from Adjunct Faculty.

Purpose-To promote the development and maintenance of excellence in teaching and education; To provide academic leadership and serve as the official voice of faculty; To provide a forum to discuss institutional issues; To promote a positive working relationship with Administration; To promote a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment conducive to learning.

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Support Staff Association

Membership:

Any person employed by CVCC in a full-time support staff position shall be considered a member of the organization and shall have voting privileges. Any person employed by CVCC in a permanent part-time support staff position shall be an associate member and shall have all privileges of regular membership except that he/she shall not have voting privileges on items that deal only with full-time personnel.

Purpose - To establish and maintain a means of communication--a networking of strengths to enable each member to perform his/her duties more effectively and efficiently; To promote the personal fulfillment, professional growth, and responsibility of each member, thereby offering CVCC a more professional, informed, involved, and harmonious staff.

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Student Government Association

Membership:

Membership in the Student Government Association is open to all students regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin. The Student Government Association Senate consists of the five elected officers and the members who attend scheduled meetings from the student body. The Executive Committee of the Student Government Association consists of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian, senior advisor and co-advisors.

Purpose - Advance mutual respect between faculty and students and promote cooperative efforts for the betterment of the college; Provide opportunities for development of school spirit, loyalty, pride, and a sense of responsibility in school affairs; Initiate and foster projects beneficial to the college; Encourage worthy college organizations and activities that would provide learning opportunities not generally found in the classroom; Serve as a coordinating agency for extra- and co-curricular activities.

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Executive Council

Membership:
The College President (Chair),  Executive Vice President of Instruction/Support Services, Senior Vice President of Financial Affairs, Executive Director of the Office of Accountability, Effectiveness, & Efficiency, Executive Director of the CVCC Foundation, Senior Strategic Advisor to the President, Executive Director of Innovative Fund North Carolina, Executive Director of the CVCC Manufacturing Solutions Center,  Director of Phillips Leadership Academy, Public Relations Officer, Faculty Senate President, Student Government Association President, and the Executive Assistant to the President.

Purpose - To assist with leadership in critical matters and identify key issues that should be addressed by any other appropriate group established for the purpose of moving the college forward; To challenge the members to find the "best" solutions for our college; To assist in campus wide communication of issues.
 

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Valley Voice

Membership:

President (Coordinator) A member of the faculty and/or staff appointed by the President to be the Valley Voice administrator Other faculty/staff appointed by the President (must express interest in serving; must be willing and able to make the necessary time commitment).

Purpose - Intended as a voice for staff, faculty and students who have a unique perspective on issues of concern at CVCC, this program is the vehicle for constructive change. The “Valley Voice” provides accountable documentation to any reasonable idea conceived by those seeking to improve the operations of CVCC. From the act of suggestion to implementation, this mechanism for suggestions creates an inclusive and traceable path to follow, allowing every good idea an opportunity to be fully considered to improve the core mission of education.

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