Policy 2.3.11 - College Committees

Each committee at Montgomery Community College is responsible for ensuring that its activities are in keeping with the College’s goals and planning objectives. To that end, it is imperative that each committee review these items in the annual Institutional Effectiveness Plan and submit proposals and recommendations, etc. that correspond with the College’s vision and mission to the President’s Administrative Cabinet for approval.

Committee activities will be planned annually and funding for activities will be requested through the College’s annual budget request process. Additionally, each committee is encouraged to investigate grant possibilities for funding of activities.

Committee membership: Appointments will be established on a rotating basis and will be reviewed annually to include a review of minutes and member participation. It is expected that committee members will attend all meetings and in the event a member must be absent, a proxy will be sent in his or her absence. Should there be three or more unexcused absences without a proxy, the chairman of that committee will advise the College President for review.

Threat Assessment & Behavioral Intervention Committee

The purpose of the Threat Assessment and Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is to evaluate and address concerns raised regarding student/employee/visitor behavior that may be considered disruptive and/or a possible threat to the safety of others. Additionally, the team will utilize College resources to promote a safe and healthy campus community. The BIT will meet on an ad hoc basis as concerns are brought to the attention of administration or BIT Team members.

CORE Committee
The purpose of the CORE Committee is to guide the development, evolution, and coordination of projects and business processes that rely upon the Colleague system or integrated applications. Develop, review, and implement an operational process calendar to effectively plan and coordinate Colleague software updates and enhancements. To serve as the primary liaison between functional areas and the IT department. Establish, review, and maintain a Colleague software update testing and approval process. Establish, review, and maintain MCC’s Colleague Core data standards. Share information and best practices with their respective service area coworkers and colleagues. Share and review professional development and training opportunities.

Diversity & Cultural Activities Committee
The Diversity & Cultural Activities Committee role is to assess the diversity of the College’s service area and to ensure that the administration, staff, faculty, and student populations recognize and welcome diversity as an integral part of life at Montgomery Community College. The Committee will also coordinate and schedule cultural activities to enhance cultural awareness and opportunities for staff, faculty, students and citizens of Montgomery County.

Emergency Action Committee
The Emergency Action Committee is an internal group of employees with expertise in public safety, facilities, counseling, and administration. They are charged with assessing the safety and security issues on campus. The primary responsibility of this group is to address to potential emergencies before they occur and to respond to campus emergencies before the arrival of public service agencies.

Faculty Senate
The Faculty Senate membership shall consist of all faculty. The Senate is recommended to meet at least monthly and represent the faculty on matters of faculty concern. It may make recommendations to the President’s Administrative Cabinet. It shall also serve as a forum for discussion of any issue affecting the instructional program as well as a means of disseminating information among the faculty. Any member of the President’s Administrative Cabinet will meet with the Faculty Senate upon request.

Financial Aid Committee
The purpose of the Financial Aid Committee is to recommend policies and procedures to the President’s Administrative Cabinet as they relate to financial aid. This committee is charged with:

1. Reviewing current accomplishments in meeting the needs of students
2. Projecting future funding needs
3. Hearing appeals of recipients with grievances
4. Approval and awarding of scholarships

Instructional & Student Services Committee
The purpose of the Instructional & Student Services Committee is to provide an opportunity for faculty and staff members to have input into the programs, procedures and services offered through the Curriculum and Continuing Education divisions at the College. The committee is charged with:

1. Providing direction in assuring quality instruction,
2. Seeking ways to enhance educational programs,
3. Assessing student needs and seeking ways to enhance services to include admissions,
registration, career planning, counseling, financial aid, recruiting, placement, and follow-up,
4. Evaluating procedures such as course delivery (through traditional and non-traditional
delivery modes and scheduling,
5. Reviewing and recommending new courses/programs and program change,
6. Assigning Ad Hoc Committees.

Information Services Committee
The purpose of the Information Services Committee is to provide input for the planning and implementation of initiatives in the areas of distance learning, academic technology and library resources. To achieve the vision and mission of the college, committee members will provide recommendations on policies/procedures and assist in the evaluation and planning of technology in these areas. Specific tasks may include providing input on the peer review process, technology refresh plan, library materials/databases and researching viable instructional technologies.

Marketing Committee
The purpose of the Marketing Committee is to serve in a planning and advisory capacity to the public information officer to identify and recommend possible marketing opportunities and activities based on current research, marketing goals and budget. College marketing will include external as well as internal activities that can be implemented by all employees to positively promote the MCC brand.

Planning Committee
The purpose of the Planning Committee is to facilitate, monitor, review and support institutional research, planning and assessment activities in collaboration with faculty and staff to advance the mission of MCC. Planning Committee’s mission ensures that the College engages in ongoing, systematic and institution-wide evidence-based planning and assessment activities that result in continuous quality improvements and mission and goal accomplishment. All activities of the council are forwarded to the President for review and final approval. All meetings of the council are open to the college community and to the Board of Trustees. To ensure full participation in the process, one-fourth of the full-time membership is replaced with new participants each year; no member shall serve more than four consecutive years. After one year of separation, a member may be reappointed to the council.

President’s Administrative Cabinet
The cabinet is comprised of deans and direct reports to the President and serves as an advisory team to the president and may be called upon to assist in formulating policy and in making personnel decisions. Members serve as a forum for new information and proposals and act as a filtering agent for information and proposals going to the Board of Trustees. Members are charged with keeping the cabinet informed of events happening within their divisions, of their activities such as conferences, committee appointments and community involvement, and of any legislative and system office information that is received. Members are also charged with disseminating information from the cabinet meeting to their respective divisions.

Professional Development Committee
The purpose of the Professional Development Committee is to provide ongoing research, philosophical, procedural and technical support and feedback to ensure and promote a variety of professional development activities for all employees of the College. It is responsible for providing opportunities for growth with the ultimate goal of improvement of the educational process. This committee will make recommendations to the Cabinet for changes in the professional development arena.

Safety Committee
The purpose of the Safety Committee is to identify safety hazards, bring them to the attention of the appropriate administrator and to follow up to see that the hazard is corrected. The team will conduct periodic safety inspections, fire drills, and other safety checks.

Staff Senate
The Staff Senate membership shall consist of all non-teaching staff outside the President’s Administrative Cabinet. The staff senate is recommended to meet monthly and represent the staff on any matters of general concern. Additionally, the staff senate will make suggestions and recommendations to the President’s Administrative Cabinet or to the faculty senate. Any member of the President’s Administrative Cabinet will meet with the staff senate upon request.

Hospitality and Wellness Committee
The Hospitality & Wellness Committee is responsible for planning and carrying out social and wellness functions for employees of the College and making recommendations to the President’s Administrative Cabinet. The committee includes employees from each of the different divisions so that input can be received from throughout the College.

Adopted: March 11, 2020