What is governance?
Governance involves how policies, practices or procedures are established to guide the operation of the college. Participatory governance is a collaborative goal-setting and problem-solving process built on trust and communication that involves representatives from appropriate constituent groups who engage in open discussion and timely decision-making.
How does it work at ARC?
Those who will be impacted, and those who hold responsibility, are invited into a process in which decisions are made through shared leadership that actively seeks consensus on the best way forward with respect to any given issue or opportunity. By seeking general agreement (consensus) rather than majority opinion, the College is able to maximize institutional effectiveness while fostering a continuing culture of participatory governance and shared leadership.
The purpose of governance is to achieve valued outputs which are strategies, solutions, and/or recommendations that advance ARC in the direction of maximizing institutional effectiveness. Valued outputs are achieved through participation and dialogue.