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ARTICLE I: BOARD OF EDUCATION
SECTION A: MISSION AND MEMBERSHIP

I.A.010

Mission Statement: Rogue Community College provides quality education to help learners achievetheir goals, and to support the social, civic, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community.

ARTICLE I: BOARD OF EDUCATION
SECTION A: MISSION AND MEMBERSHIP

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Vision Statement: Building on our strong traditions of serving students and the Southern Oregon region, Rogue Community College:

  1. Excels as a progressive, collegial, and responsive teaching and learning community by providing accessible, affordable, and quality classes.
  2. Provides a collaborative and inclusive culture by inspiring staff, honoring teaching and learning, using data strategically, and communicating effectively.
  3. Enhances student employability by developing career pathways and connecting students to work force opportunities.
  4. Advances the region’s economic, social, and cultural well-being by building and sustaining partnerships with other educational institutions, employers, community agencies, and students.
ARTICLE I: BOARD OF EDUCATION
SECTION A: MISSION AND MEMBERSHIP

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Core Values: Rogue Community College serves its community with outstanding educational
opportunities based on a dedication to these core values:

Excellence motivates our every act and inspires our dedication to service.

Integrity inspires us toward strong ethical principles and accountability.

Respect nurtures an environment that treats individuals and ideas fairly with dignity
and compassion.

Innovation promotes an agile, responsive culture to creatively address the emerging needs of our region.

Stewardship commits us to responsible and resourceful guardianship of community resources and sustainable practices.

Core Themes:

  • Promote Student Access and Success
  • Advance Student Learning
  • Strengthen our Diverse Communities
  • Model Stewardship
Previous Policy No.: 6120
Amended: January 17, 1979
Adopted; March 13, 1991
Revised: May 21, 1996
Approved: June 14, 1997
Amended/Approved: November 17, 1998
Amended/Approved: October 19, 2004
Amended/Approved: January 20, 2009
Amended/Approved: June 21, 2011

ARTICLE I: BOARD OF EDUCATION
SECTION A: MISSION AND MEMBERSHIP
Policy 020: Organization and Authority

I.A.020

The Rogue Community College Board of Education derives its authority from the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS). The board is subject to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Oregon, the ORS, the rules and regulations of the Oregon State Board of Education, and the expressed will of the district electorate. Board members serve without pay except that the district provides actual and necessary expenses incurred by the Board members in authorized travel or college business.

ARTICLE I: BOARD OF EDUCATION
SECTION A: MISSION AND MEMBERSHIP
Policy 030: Membership and the Board

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The Board of Education shall consist of seven (7) members; two (2) residing in Josephine County (Zones 1 and 2 below) and five (5) residing in Jackson County (Zones 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 below). These members shall be elected from the zones described below by the qualified electors of the entire district.

The boundaries encompassing the following Josephine and Jackson County precincts (effective July 1, 2001) are:

ZONE 1 Northern Josephine County, Grants Pass, including precincts:
1-7, 14-16, 18-21, 26, 32-36, 41-42, 44-45, 50-51, and 53-54

ZONE 2 Southern Josephine County, Grants Pass, including precincts:
8-13, 17, 22-25, 27-31, 37-40, 43, 46-49, and 52

ZONE 3 NW Jackson County, including precincts: 109, 112-113, 115, 117, 119-120, 122, 125-127, 129, 131-132, 134, and 136

ZONE 4 NE Jackson County, including precincts: 22-27, 29-32, 35-38, 59, 61, 101-102, 104, and 107

ZONE 5 SE Jackson County, Ashland, including precincts: 1, 2, 4-5, 9-13, 18-21, 96, 98-100, and 103

ZONE 6 SW Jackson County, including precincts: 53, 63, 68-71, 73, 82-84, 86-88, 91-95

ZONE 7 North Jackson County, North and South Medford, including precincts: 40-42, 44-45, 47-48, 51, 54, 56-57, 66, 74, 76, 78,
and 80.

Authority: ORS 201.170 and 201.070
Previous Policy No: 1110
Amended: March 15, 1978
Approved: June 14, 1997
Amended: May 30, 2001
Reviewed: October 19, 2004

ARTICLE I: BOARD OF EDUCATION
SECTION A: MISSION AND MEMBERSHIP
Policy 040: Orienting New Board Members and Term Effective Date

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The Board of Education, assisted by the President, shall assist each new member-elect to understand its functions, policies, and procedures before taking office. The following methods shall be employed:

The member-elect shall be provided materials developed by the Oregon Community College Association (OCCA) and Oregon School Board Association (OSBA) on the job and responsibilities of being a board member, and will be encouraged to take part in orientation sessions provided by these organizations.

The member-elect shall be invited to attend all Board meetings and work sessions, and upon being duly sworn in, executive sessions, and to participate in discussions.

The College President shall supply material pertinent to meetings and shall explain its use.

The incoming member shall be invited to meet with the College President and other administrative personnel to discuss college services.

Copies of Board policies, the current budget document, and appropriate college administrative procedures shall be made available.

Board members shall be encouraged to attend workshops, association meetings and new Board member orientation, when available.

Board members elect are encouraged to meet individually with other Board members.

The term of office of all Board of Education members shall begin on July 1 following the date of election. Board members must qualify by taking the oath of office within 30 days after their election and before assuming the duties of office.

Previous Policy No.: 1530
Confirmed: May 17, 1978
Amended: March 16, 1983
Approved: June 14, 1997
Approved: October 19, 2004

ARTICLE I: BOARD OF EDUCATION
SECTION A: MISSION AND MEMBERSHIP
Policy 050: Board Vacancies/Elections

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Vacancies: If a vacancy occurs on the Rogue Community College Board of Education, the Board shall appoint a member from the same zone to fill the vacancy until the next election.

Elections: Directors shall be elected in conformity with state requirements.

Polling places and election precincts shall be established and revised from time to time by the Board of Education in cooperation with the County Clerk.

Serial levies, bond issues and similar items may be submitted on election dates authorized by the legislature.

Amended: March 15, 1978
Amended: March 16, 1983
Approved: June 14, 1999
Approved: October 19, 2005

ARTICLE I: BOARD OF EDUCATION
SECTION A: MISSION AND MEMBERSHIP
Policy 060: Core Themes

Also see Board Policy I.A.010 – Mission Vision and Core Values

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Advance Student Learning
RCC’s principal purpose is to help students learn and achieve their educational goals. To do so, the College provides pre-collegiate study and support (ABE/GED®/ESL and academic skills,) curricula that prepare students for transfer, career and technical education (CTE) leading to both certificates and degrees, workforce training/continuing professional education to meet the needs of incumbent workers and employers, and community education to meet non-credit education needs. Services, such as testing and tutoring, library, and distance learning support the delivery of these programs. To Advance Student Learning, the College considers instructional program effectiveness balanced with demand and resource allocation. Such measures as successful student transferand advisory committee validation are reviewed to determine on-going effectiveness. Based on this input, student learning outcomes are clearly identified and assessed. Assessments and necessary corrections ensure that learning is of the quality that meets students’ needs.

Promote Student Access and Success
As a community college, a central tenet of college work is ensuring access to educational opportunities. Marketing messages, tuition rates, course offerings, program location, hours of operation, building and grounds, financial aid processes, application and admissions policies, and college responsiveness-- all these contribute to maximizing college access. Ensuring college support to promote students’ ability to achieve success involves effectively responding to the academic, career, and socio-emotional, financial, and physical needs of RCC’s diverse student population.

Strengthen Our Diverse Communities
To fulfill its “community” role, RCC works with both internal and external stakeholders – the constituents and beneficiaries of the work the institution does within its two-county district. Strengthen our Diverse Communities addresses the services and relationships RCC has with employees, students, and the community such as professional growth, economic and business development;social, political, and cultural activities.

Model Stewardship
As a community college, RCC commits itself to responsible and resourceful guardianship of community resources and sustainable practices. Modeling Stewardship reflects the importance of caring and conserving those resources through intelligent governance; effective leadership, pursuit of additional resources, efficient use of financial, physical and human resources, and attention to the environment in which the College operates.

IPEC-approved January 26, 2010
E-Team Approved: February 1, 2010
Revised: February 26, 2010
Board Adopted: April 20, 2010