Policy No. 22


Adopted: 03/28/06

Reaffirmed: 07/26/16

Revised: 09/26/17 

A committee structure enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of the Board.

Standing Committees

The Board may authorize and establish standing committees from its membership. Such committees may study a particular operation or initiative and make recommendations for full Board action. These rules govern standing committees:

  1. The committee shall be established through Board action.
  2. The committee chairperson and members shall be appointed by the Board chair.
  3. It is recommended that committees consist of at least three members.
  4. Committee membership should include representation from each county.
  5. The committee shall be provided with specific functions and duties after discussion among the full Board.
  6. The committee makes recommendations, but does not act for the Board.
  7. The Board Chair and College President serve as ex-officio committee members unless there is a quorum of the full Board present. Members of senior staff and/or staff and faculty often attend.
  8. Standing committees automatically dissolve after the regular November meeting or at anytime if so resolved by the full Board.
  9. Standing Board committees include:
    • Academic and Student Affairs
    • Foundation
    • Budget, Finance and Audit
    • Long-Range Planning and Capital Projects
    • Diversity and Equity
    • Personnel and Board Development
    • President's Evaluation Committee
    • Marketing

Special Committees

Special Committees may be established for special assignments and are subject to the rules contained in Policy 22, although a special committee dissolves upon completion of its assignment. 

Committee of the Whole

The Board reserves the right to meet and work as a committee of the whole for informational discussion and exploratory sessions. No official action shall be taken at these meetings unless advertised. 

This policy is pursuant to:

N.J.S.A. 10: 4-06 et seq.
N.J.S.A. 18A: 10-6
N.J.S.A. 18A: 11-1
N.J.S.A. 18A: 54-20 

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