The College’s governance system provides an organized process utilizing standing committees, wherein members of the College community can assist the College President in the development and improvement of College policies to be recommended to the Board of Trustees for its consideration and adoption.
To assure that views are obtained from all segments of the College community, the Classified Staff, Professional Support and Faculty Associations have been created. Information regarding the Classified Staff and Professional Support Associations is located at www.epcc.edu/facultyandstaff .
The fundamental purpose of the College’s governance system is:
- To serve the interest and general welfare of its members and the College community;
- To provide a communication system among employees to increase awareness of College-related activities and enhance employee participation and involvement;
- To provide communication among employees of matters of mutual interest; and
- To participate with other governance system organizations in developing policies for consideration and adoption.
Classified staff, professional support and faculty membership in the respective associations is automatic. Each member has one vote on each issue in general meetings. No dues are charged and participation is encouraged. With the concurrence of their supervisors, full-time classified staff and professional support employees may be authorized a reasonable amount of time for association activities. Part-time employees must participate on their own time; however, adjusted work schedules may be accommodated with advance coordination with the supervisor.