The memo seems designed to underscore what “drives this project,” namely, the “District-wide Strategic Plan,” goals 1, 1.1, and 1.1.3.
(I think it was my “threatening” to sit in on this meeting that did it. Golly, I was only kidding!)
Colleagues,ALLOW ME TO STATE THE OBVIOUS: IVC's plague of despair (etc.) will not be overcome with the passage of a "civility" policy, no matter what it prescribes and proscribes. On the contrary, passage of such a policy amid continued administrative brutishness and cluelessness will only make matters worse. (No, I'm not including Gary Poertner.)
The Working Group on Civility will be meeting today to participate in a District-Wide effort in support of the 2011-2014 District Strategic Plan. Please see the SOCCCD SharePoint Site for details on the development of the Plan. Both colleges are working on developing college civility (Mutual Respect and Collaboration) policies that will ultimately support the development of a Board Policy on Mutual Respect. The District-Wide Strategic Plan goal, objective, and action item that drives this project are shown below:
South Orange County Community College District
Strategic Plan 2011- 2014
District-wide Goal 1. SOCCCD will create a district-wide culture which is characterized by mutual respect and collaboration and which celebrates the uniqueness of each institution.
District-wide Objective 1.1. SOCCCD Chancellor will take the actions necessary to assure that employees district-wide collaborate on the achievement of common educational benchmarks.
Action Item 1.1.3. Draft a Board Policy on mutual respect and forward for BPARC review.
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