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College Assembly approves Sustainability Policy

The College Assembly met at the Fort Atkinson Campus Wednesday, July 10. Discussion of how items are placed on the Assembly meeting agendas continued. 

The approved process states items for the next meeting should be submitted to Ann Camillo within one week after a College Assembly meeting. She will email to all members for comments during a two-week period. If an item is not added to the agenda, both the submitter and the co-chairs must submit the item with rationale for inclusion or non-inclusion to Dr. Daniels for his decision.

Action items:

The Facilities Planning and Investment Council presented the Sustainability Policy for second reading.

The policy reads as follows: Madison College will establish, promote and monitor a culture of environmental, social and economic responsibility for saving energy, conserving resources, reducing our carbon footprint and building awareness, to create a more sustainable community.

Assembly members thumbed the policy. The policy recommendation now goes to Dr. Daniels for approval.

Discussion items:

The Financial Council presented a Budget Input Policy for loop out. Although managers have responsibility for budgets, there should be a way for others to participate in the process. Council will develop an Issue Analysis Sheet and continue to work on the policy.

During the second half of the meeting, College Assembly and Council members participated in Accelerated Action Planning on the following topics:

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Membership and elections
  • IBPS and facilitation
  • Vision, purpose, clarity and culture
  • Shared Governance structure


These topics were generated from the recent town hall meeting then expanded through a Consensus Workshop. Through the facilitator-led action planning, groups identified priority items and created an action plan for each one with the goal of completing the plans by December.

The next Assembly meeting will be held Wednesday, August 14 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Truax Campus, Room E3850.

Published July 17, 2019. Updated August 2, 2019.