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Governance Task Force Recommends Significant Changes


After eight months of study, the Governance Review Task Force released its draft recommendations for changes to the Governance System on Thursday. Authorized by College Council and approved by President Davie Jane Gilmour to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of the Governance structure for the current Pennsylvania College of Technology culture and institutional goals, the Task Force has completed the most significant examination of the Governance System since its founding in 1986.Its recommendation also represents the most sweeping changes in the Governance System in 20 years.

The Task Force’s “Draft Recommendations for the Governance System” and the resulting proposed changes to “Bylaws of the Governance System” are available for review on the Governance tab of the portal.

The Task Force will formally present its recommendations to College Council for action at the January Council meeting, but before doing so is seeking feedback on the proposal from the College community faculty, staff and students by Tuesday, Nov. 25, through one of the following mechanisms:

  • My Voice , accessible from the Governance home page on the Penn College Web site
  • The “Proposed Bylaws Revision” discussion board on the Governance tab of the myPCT Portal
  • Face-to-face sessions with Governance representatives (the schedule of sessions is available on the Governance tab of the myPCT Portal)

John D. Maize, assistant professor of English and Task Force facilitator, says the Task Force worked diligently on these changes, aware of the importance of its charge: “The goal of the task force was to keep Governance vital. We invite the entire college community to join the review process.I would like to personally thank all who worked so hard to create this first draft.”

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