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Who Decides?

As a community that embraces transparency and accountability, it is in our best interest as an organization to be clear about who is responsible for what decisions. An effective institution has clear processes that are documented and available to the community. Below you will find the people and/or groups that should be consulted for input into decisions, some of the people listed are only advisory. For questions, please contact Mary Frances Kerr (MaryFrances.Kerr@ColoradoCollege.edu or 719.389.6704).

Decision On

Consulting Group(s) Depending on Decision

Decision Responsibility

Academic Policies

Appropriate Faculty Committees, FEC, Dean of College/Faculty, 


Faculty

Academic Standards

FEC, Dean of College/Faculty


Faculty

Administrative Policies

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Compliance
  • Employment Practices
  • Purchasing

Staff Council, Controller, Director of Human Resources, VP for Finance and Administration

Administrative

Admission Policies

Office of Admission, Committee on Admission and Financial Aid

Administrative

Admission of Students

Office of Admission (traditional undergraduate); Department of Education (Master of Arts, Teaching)

Administrative

Alumni Board Membership

Alumni Board Nominating Committee, Alumni Relations, VP for Advancement


Alumni Board

Athletes, Recruitment of

Coach, Athletic Director,
Office of Admission

Administrative

Athletic Facilities (Renovation, Construction, etc.)

Athletic Director, VP for Finance and Administration, President

Board of Trustees

Athletic Rosters

Athletic Compliant Office, Coach

Administrative

Athletic Scheduling

Coach, Athletics Board, Athletic Director

Administrative

Benefits (faculty and staff)

Compensation Committee, VP for Finance & Administration, Director of HR

Administrative

Board of Trustees Membership

Governance Committee

Board of Trustees

Budget

Budget Committee, President

Board of Trustees

Calendar, Academic

Dean of College/Faculty, President's Cabinet

Administrative

Capital Campaign, Next

VP for Advancement, President's Cabinet, President

Board of Trustees

Catalog, College

Committee on Instruction, Registrar, Dean of College

Faculty

Class Schedules

Individual Academic Departments and Programs, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Registrar, Dean of College

Faculty

Classroom and Faculty Office Assignments

Departments and Programs, Registrar, Dean of College

Faculty

Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degrees (Invited)

College Community,
Academic Events, President's Cabinet

Trustees (Honorary Degrees) and President (Commencement Speaker)

Compensation
Faculty
Staff


Compensation Committee, AAUP group, Dean of the College
Compensation Committee, Director of HR, VP for Finance and Administration


President

Capital Projects (Major)

Design Review Board (external design), President's Cabinet, President

Board of Trustees

Convocation, Fall

Convocation and Celebrations Committee, Dean of College/Faculty

President (Trustees for Honorary Degrees)

Crisis, Student

 

Administrative

Curriculum

Curriculum Committee, Dean's Advisory Committee, Committee on Instruction, Dean of the College/Faculty

Faculty

Disability Accommodation (students)

Director of Accessibility Resources &
ADA Coordinator, Associate Dean of The College

Administrative

Disability Accommodation (faculty and staff)

Director of Accessibility Resources & ADA Coordinator, Benefits Administrator, respective hiring supervisor, Director of Human Resources

Administrative

Discrimination/Harassment Complaints (faculty and staff)

Director of HR, VP of Student Life, Director of Wellness Programs

Administrative (Title IX Coordinator)

Dismissal of Students, Academic

Associate Dean of the College, Dean of the College

President

Dismissal/Suspension of Students, Conduct

Dean of Students/VP for Student Life

Administrative

Endowment Policies (Spending, Investment)

BOT Investment Committee

Board of Trustees

Events, College-wide and Special Academic

 

Administrative or Faculty (Depending on Event)

Events, Outside Conferences

Assistant Director for Operations and Conferences, Senior Associate Dean of Students/Director of Res Life, Dean of Students/VP for Student Life, VP for Finance and Administration (depending on contract size)

Administrative

Family Weekend

Dean of Students/VP for Student Life, VP for Advancement, President

Administrative

Financial Aid Application Process and Requirements (undergraduate)

Committee on Financial Aid, Director of Financial Aid, VP for Enrollment Management

Administrative

Financial Aid Application Process and Requirements (MAT)

 

Department of Education

Financial Aid, How Much a Student Receives

Director of Financial Aid, VP for Enrollment Management

Administrative

Fundraising

VP for Advancement, President

Administrative

Gifts, Designation of

Donor

Donor

Graduation Requirements

Registrar, Dean of the College/Faculty

Faculty

Grant Approval Process

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, VP for Advancement, Director of Faculty Research Support. Dean of the College/Faculty (faculty grant approval), President

Administrative

Hiring (Staff)

 

Hiring (Academic Faculty and Academic Staff)

Respective Cabinet, VP for Finance and Administration, Hiring Supervisor, Search Committee, Director of Human Resources

Departments and Programs, Dean of the College

President


President

Homecoming Dates and Plans

Alumni, VP for Advancement, Cabinet

Administrative

Honor Code

 

Judicial Affairs and Student Discipline

Faculty, Honor Council, Honor Council Advisor, Associate Dean of the College, President (flagrant violations)

Assistant Director for Residence Life, Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director for Residence Life, Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Students/VP for Student Life

Administrative

 

Administrative

New Student Orientation

Associate Dean of the College, Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Students/VP for Student Life and Dean of the College/Faculty

Administrative

Promotion & Tenure (Faculty)

Departments and Programs, Divisional Executive Committees, Faculty Executive Committee, Dean of the College/Faculty, President

Board of Trustees

Public Safety Enforcement

Director of Campus Safety, Dean of Students/ VP for Student Life

Administrative

Publications Style and Content

Communications Staff, Advancement, VP for Communications

Administrative

Residence Halls, Operation of

Resident Assistants, Assistant Director for Residence Life, Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director for Residence Life, Dean of Students/VP for Student Life

Administrative

Separations (Faculty)

Separations (Staff)

Departments and Programs, Dean of the College,

Respective Supervisor, Cabinet, Director of HR, VP for Finance and Administration

President (non-tenured) and Board of Trustees (tenured)

President

Space Allocations

Facilities, VP for Finance and Administration, Registrar

Administrative

Space Naming

Donor, Advancement, Cabinet, President

President (Less Prominent) and Trustees (Prominent)

Strategic and Long-range Planning

Campus Community, President

Board of Trustees

Student Programs

Students, CCSGA, Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Students/VP for Student Life

Administrative

Tuition and Room and Board Charges

Budget Committee, President

Board of Trustees 

Weather-related Closings

Director of Facilities and Campus Services,
Dean of Students/VP for Student Life, Dean of the College/Faculty, President

Administrative