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Cross-functional communications are supported through the Vice Presidents’ Communications
Council. Co-chaired by the two vice presidents, this council meets periodically throughout the
academic year and includes representation from faculty, staff, student senate, support
organizations, the President’s administrative assistant, and the EITC Foundation.
Once each semester, the President holds an open forum for all faculty and staff to ensure that
ideas and events are communicated and concerns are discussed. These are casual events that
are generally well attended. This forum is in addition to in-services that are held at the
beginning of each semester, where new employees are introduced, a brief state-of-the college
is presented, and outcomes assessment and accreditation are discussed. These in-services also
include professional development workshops on a variety of topics.
2.A.2 Division of Authority and Responsibility is Clearly Defined
The Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) is the policy-making body for all public education in
Idaho and provides general oversight and governance for public K-20 education. SBOE serves as
the Board of Trustees for state-sponsored public four year colleges and universities and the
Board of Regents for the University of Idaho. A general overview of the division of authority is
available in the Idaho State Board of Education Governing Policies and Procedures, I.E.
Executive Officers.
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2.A.3 Compliance with the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation
Standards compliance is ongoing as part of the accreditation process. EITC welcomes
recommendations by NWCCU and will continue to address them in a timely and continual
manner. The College mission statement is regularly reviewed and core theme are measured
and analyzed on an annual basis. Standards such as legislative actions and mandates are also
evaluated whenever external influences suggest the need for it. This is done at the President’s
Administrative Council. Collective bargaining is not a part of college operations or decision
making.
Governing Board
2.A.4 Functioning Governing Board
The Idaho State Board of Education consists of eight members, plus an executive director that
oversees a professional staff that supports the efforts of the Board and assists the post-
secondary institutions. None of the members of the SBOE have contractual, employment, or
financial interests in EITC. The roles, responsibilities and authority of the SBOE and EITC are
clearly defined in policy, both at the board and institution levels. These roles are
communicated through published documents and discourse which provides for the opportunity
for members of the campus community to have a general understanding. See Board Policies
and Procedures at:
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