The purpose of the Participatory Governance Committee is to make recommendations to the College President on matters relating to the participatory governance structure and function that affect two or more constituent groups of the College. Issues will come from constituent groups to the College President/Executive Council, which includes the President of each constituent group (or a representative), as an information item and then to the Participatory Governance Committee. In response, the Committee will draft a reply to all constituencies and any affected committee. (Additional areas of responsibility for this committee may arise.)
In order to avoid even the appearance of impropriety, no currently sitting constituent president will serve as chair of this committee. The duties and responsibilities will be shared in a co-chair relationship with the past-presidents of the Academic and Classified Senates. If either co-chair resigns, the constituent group will be responsible for appointing a new member to take over that role.
There will be twelve members on this committee, three members from each constituent group.