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The organization's governance and administrative structures promote effective leadership and support collaborative processes that enable the organization to fulfill its mission.

Examples of Evidence

  • Board policies and practices document the board's focus on the organization's mission.
  • The board enables the organization's chief administrative personnel to exercise effective leadership.
  • The distribution of responsibilities as defined in governance structures, processes, and activities is understood and is implemented through delegated authority.
  • People within the governance and administrative structures are committed to the mission and appropriately qualified to carry out their defined responsibilities.
  • Faculty and other academic leaders share responsibility for the coherence of the curriculum and the integrity of academic processes.
  • Effective communication facilitates governance processes and activities.
  • The organization evaluates its structures and processes regularly and strengthens them as needed.



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