838.000 - Environmental Integrity Council

The purpose of the Environmental Integrity Council is to improve the college’s effectiveness and progress, holistically, toward meeting the environmental integrity objectives and outcomes as well as recommend improvement strategies within the context of the objectives under environmental integrity and guided pathways to decision-making bodies.  The work of this council results in improved student learning by assessing and identifying strategies to support conditions that continually enhance and modernize the college’s physical, virtual, and social environment.  The council will make recommendations to college leadership teams.  These recommendations will be developed based on careful and continuous assessment and review of the environmental integrity outcomes compared with their benchmarks. 

The Environmental Integrity Council will implement its purpose in the following ways:

  1. Discuss improvement of student learning by improving the environmental conditions for the college and students. The foci of the discussions will be about environmental sustainability, facilities and technology infrastructure planning, leveraging resources for innovation, and climate.  Detailed discussions of strategies and activities related to specific groups will occur at the appropriate committee and department. 
  2. Continuously review and evaluate Clark College’s progress toward mission fulfillment, specifically in regards to the environmental integrity core theme objectives. The method used to evaluate will be the environmental integrity outcomes, intended results (i.e., benchmarks), and annual actual data compared to the benchmark.
  3. Develop and provide appropriate recommendations of strategies to improve environmental integrity to the college’s leadership teams, especially the President’s executive cabinet. When relevant, the council will also make recommendations of strategies to improve environmental integrity to college units/departments and other related committees. 

Council membership will consist of the following positions ensuring that at least one member is a professional technical faculty member, transfer faculty member, and employee of Instruction, Student Affairs, Administrative Services, and Executive areas (Communications and Marketing, Economic and Community Development, Human Resources, Planning and Effectiveness, and the President’s Office) of the college:

  1. AHE representative (to be selected by AHE)
  2. WPEA representative (to be selected by WPEA)
  3. Student (to be selected by ASCC)
  4. Adjunct faculty member (to be selected by adjunct faculty committee)

 The following members will be selected by the council through an application process: 

  1. Classified, including part-time classified employee
  2. Full-time faculty member
  3. Administrator/exempt (non-Executive Cabinet members)
  4. Employee/Student knowledgeable about the consequences of power, privilege, and inequity – appointed by the Office of Diversity and Equity
  5. At large member, depending on the core theme and needs of the group – could include Foundation representative

The following member will be selected by the President:

  1. Executive Cabinet member– nonvoting (EC member provides the note-taker.) The President cannot serve as the EC representative.

 Members will serve two-year terms.

The chair is selected by the committee.

New Policy/Procedure Approved by Executive Cabinet
August 14, 2018