Comprehensive Standard 3.2.6: Policy Making, Adminstration, and Implementation
There is a clear and appropriate distinction, in writing and practice, between the policy-making functions of the governing board and the responsibility of the administration and faculty to administer and implement policy.
Judgment of Compliance: The College certifies COMPLIANCE.
The Board of Trustees of Wayne Community College is the local administrative board whose policy-making functions are defined in North Carolina General Statutes 115D-20. These functions include electing the president, purchasing land, establishing requirements for admission and graduation of students, and receiving and accepting donations, gifts, and bequests. Specifically, NCGS 115-20(7) states that the local board is "To perform such other acts and do such other things as may be necessary or proper for the exercise of the foregoing specific power, including the adoption and enforcement of all reasonable rules, regulations and by-laws for the government and operation of this institution under this chapter and for the discipline of students."
The policy-making authority of the Board is reiterated in the By-Laws of the Board of Trustees. The authority of the president is detailed in the By-Laws of the Board of Trustees, Article II, Section 6, Sub-section (m) states in part that "the president shall have full authority and responsibility for the operation of the college, under the General Statutes, the policies and regulations of the board and of the State Board of Community Colleges within budgets approved by the board…"
The actual practice of the Board demonstrates the clear distinction between the policy-making role of the Board and the responsibility of the administration and faculty to administer the policies of the board (Board minutes).