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College Governance

The Governance structure of the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) is based on a shared governance model. As practiced at CCRI, shared governance is a set of processes and procedures through which college faculty, staff, and administrators collaborate in making recommendations about issues of college-wide importance in the following areas:  Academic, Business, Facilities, Institutional Planning, Student Affairs, and Technology.

Faculty Senate Committee Meeting Schedule (for Spring 2021)

  •  The Faculty Senate, (Sandra Luzzi Sneesby, Chair) meets every other Friday from 9:00a-10:30a

Senate Committees

Meeting Schedule Meeting Time Committee Chair

General Education Committee

1st Friday of the Month 12:30p-2:00p Leslie Killgore
Academic Quality Assessment Committee 2nd Friday of the Month 11:00a-12:30p Suzanne Carr
Department Chairs Committee 2nd Tuesday of the Month 12:30p- 2:00p Mazin Adam
Academic Computing Committee 3rd Friday of the Month 11:00a-12:30p  Dan O'Neill 
Distance Learning Advisory Committee 3rd Friday of the Month 12:30p-2:00p Sandra Luzzi Sneesby
Academic Advisory Committee    4th Friday of the Month 2:00p-3:30p Ray Kilduff
Calendar Committee     Cathy Tessier
Service, Community Life, and Experiential Learning      

2020-2021 Committee Meeting Schedule

Function of the Governance Structure:
  1. Action items are submitted to the appropriate committee for review.
  2. The committee meets and votes on proposed action items.
  3. Approved items are forwarded as recommendations to the appropriate Senior Officer for review (see below).
  4. The Senior Officer forwards recommendations to the President's Council for review.
  5. The President will review the submitted items and make a final decision on implementation.
  6. All approved items will be posted on the Governance Website.

Governance Organizational Structure

Governance Organizational Structure