Policy II. C. - Board Job Description

The job of the Board is to represent the public in determining and demanding appropriate organizational performance.  To distinguish the Board's own unique job from the jobs of the President and College employees, the Board will concentrate its efforts on the following responsibilities:

  1. Maintaining the link between the College and the public.
  2. Enacting written governing policies that, at the broadest levels, address:
    1. ENDS:   College services, impacts, benefits, outcomes, recipients, and their relative worth.  Ends include college mission, values, vision, goals, and priorities.
    2. GOVERNANCE PROCESS:   Specification of how the Board conceives, carries out, and monitors its own tasks.
    3. BOARD-STAFF RELATIONSHIP:   How power is delegated and its proper use monitored; the President's authority and accountability.
    4. EXECUTIVE LIMITATIONS:  Constraints on executive authority that establish the prudent and ethical boundaries within which all executive activity and decisions must take place.
  3. Hiring the President, monitoring and evaluating the President's performance, and monitoring institutional performance as compared to Board policies regarding Ends and Executive Limitations.
  4. Obtaining additional funds for the College.
  5. Maintaining a positive image for the College.
  6. Appointing Budget Committee members in compliance with Oregon law but not to exceed two consecutive three-year terms.
  7. Appointing Board representatives or liaisons annually, including but not limited to:
    1. The Oregon Community College Association Board.
    2. BMCC Foundation.
  8. By Board policy, the Associated Student Government (ASG) President may serve as a non-voting ex-officio member of the Board, if the ASG President so desires. Executive Sessions are closed to ex-officio members.

Adopted 5/19/99 Revised 06/06/07