Student Involvement in
College Governance

The following Governance Committees at Manchester Community College offer opportunities for student involvement.  Most positions are elected by the Student Senate.  Contact the Office of Student Activities if you are interested in serving on one of the committees. 

Academic Standards Committee:  2 Students
Meets the second Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m.
Considers matters of academic standards at the College by reviewing
current policies and proposals for change and standardization of academic
standards, recommending new policies or modifications or deletion of existing
policies, and recommending MCC input on any system-proposed standardized
policies. 

Curriculum Committee: 2 Students
Meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:30 p.m.
Reviews all courses and curricula, receives from divisions
recommendations for changes in, additions to, or withdrawals of courses and
curricula; and develops and implements the processes and procedures by which all
courses and curricular are reviewed.

Library and Academic Technology Committee:  2 Students
Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m.
Reviews and advise on policies, acquisitions and services related to
academic information resources and technology, such as those of the library and of
educational technology. 

College Senate:  8 Students
Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m.
The College Senate is the main forum for discussion of issues that affect the
entire College community, such as, but not limited to, the following: campus buildings, grounds, and non-academic technologies; campus health and safety; academic calendar and scheduling; issues concerning admissions, registration, and financial aid; broad issues of campus culture; community and priorities.  College Senate has the authority and responsibility to discuss, recommend and determine, as appropriate, policies related to these topics and any issues not under the mandate of the Academic Senate or the Student Senate. 

Cultural Programs Committee:  10 Students
Meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:30 p.m.
The Cultural Programs Committee is a subcommittee of the College Senate and its charge is to consider and discuss existing cultural programs and to develop, plan, and promote cultural growth while simultaneously extending and supplementing the totality of the College's offerings. Members are elected and include a combination of students, faculty and staff.

Strategic Planning Committee:  5 Students
Meets the second Monday of every month at 2:00 p.m.
Develops, plans and coordinates broad discussions of the college’s goals and
direction, as part of College Senate meeting agendas, special college-wide forums, or
through other means; to summarize the results of the input; and to make recommendations for new or altered goals and priorities. 

Student Life Committee:  8 Students
Meets the second Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m.
Serves as a forum amongst faculty, staff and students for discussion,
communication and advice concerning all areas of student life and to encourage
student participation in such activities. These activities include, but are not limited to,
co-curricular activities, registration, orientation and advising. 

Contact the Office of Student Activities if you are interested in serving on one or more of these committees . . . a great way to get involved in  the college community.

Last Update: December 19 2011
For additional information, contact: T.J. Barber