|By PR Newswire||
|January 28, 2014 06:25 PM EST||
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Once faced with serious financial challenges and the prospect of losing accreditation, the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District has committed to transforming itself into a model of accountability and sound financial planning for community college districts across the state. In its most recent initiative, the Board of Trustees has for months been exploring a radical rethought of its governing policies in order to strengthen transparency in its authority and decision-making, as well as to realign policies with its core mission to serve the entirety of the 840,000 residents in the District's service area.
"This is really a courageous step for the Board – to rethink completely how we govern this critical community asset," said Dr. Jeffrey Lease, Chair of the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees. "Whereas there exists a natural inclination on the part of most publicly elected Boards to primarily react to internal district constituents, the San Jose-Evergreen Board has set out on a sweeping, proactive mission to rethink its policy framework to ensure we are being responsive to external constituents, including the various communities and industries dependent upon the preparation of an educated workforce, while continuing to be receptive of input from faculty and staff. If adopted, we anticipate this bold vision will not only improve our District's accountability to taxpayers, but also result in a better overall delivery of services to our students."
In 2011, facing several recommendations by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges regarding board governance concerns, the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees embarked on a multi-year governance reform process, which has included a 360 degree self-evaluation, the design of a comprehensive workplan to strengthen its own policies, and several hours of Board trainings on subjects ranging from Board management and delegation to effective means of monitoring progress on various District initiatives over time.
That three and half year process has now culminated in the formulation of a new model of governance and leadership, which the Board of Trustees is set to approve in coming weeks. The policy governance model, created by Dr. John Carver, is comprised of three central tenants that seek to define and enhance organizational accountability:
- The board is accountable to the Owners, defined as 840,000 residents in the District's service area. The board must connect with shareholders to effectively speak on their behalf, define success and failure for the CEO, and evaluate and assure CEO performance;
- The chair is accountable to the board for chairing the process so that trustees fulfill their responsibilities to define success and failure for the CEO, and evaluate and assure CEO performance; and
- The CEO is accountable to the board for fulfilling the board's definition of achievement and avoiding the board's prohibitions. The CEO is not accountable for board performance, nor is the CEO accountable to the board chair or any individual trustee.
Over the coming months, the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees will work collaboratively under this new paradigm to formulate policies for the District's governance process, Board management, Board delegation and executive limitations.
"This Board is to be commended for the bold steps it has taken to stabilize the community college district and evaluate the ways in which it can best serve its large, diverse base of constituents," said Jose-Evergreen Community College District Chancellor Rita Cepeda. "It has been a unique and rewarding experience working hand in hand with a group of dedicated community leaders committed towards speaking with one voice and constantly searching for ways to improve service to our community and our local economy."
About San Jose-Evergreen Community College District: Located in the Santa Clara Valley, the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District encompasses more than 300 square miles, including a large portion of the city of San Jose and all of the city of Milpitas. The District includes the areas served by Milpitas and San Jose Unified School Districts, together with the Eastside Union High School District. The District is comprised of two colleges, Evergreen Valley College, established in 1975, and San Jose City College, the oldest community college in Santa Clara County, established in 1921. For more information, visit: www.sjeccd.edu.
Media Contact: Rolando Bonilla, Ford & Bonilla, (415) 987-8025, [email protected]
News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com
SOURCE San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
Aug. 24, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,810
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.
Aug. 24, 2016 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,418
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
Aug. 24, 2016 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 3,337
SYS-CON Events announced today that eCube Systems, a leading provider of middleware modernization, integration, and management solutions, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. eCube Systems offers a family of middleware evolution products and services that maximize return on technology investment by leveraging existing technical equity to meet evolving business needs. ...
Aug. 24, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 367
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Aug. 24, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,064
SYS-CON Events announced today Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
Aug. 24, 2016 10:48 AM EDT Reads: 248
Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) has announced that NoviFlow Inc.has deployed IxNetwork® to validate the company’s designs and accelerate the delivery of its proven, reliable products. Based in Montréal, NoviFlow Inc. supports network carriers, hyperscale data center operators, and enterprises seeking greater network control and flexibility, network scalability, and the capacity to handle extremely large numbers of flows, while maintaining maximum network performance. To meet these requirements, NoviFlow in...
Aug. 24, 2016 10:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,782
Enterprises have forever faced challenges surrounding the sharing of their intellectual property. Emerging cloud adoption has made it more compelling for enterprises to digitize their content, making them available over a wide variety of devices across the Internet. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Santosh Ahuja, Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies, will introduce various mechanisms provided by cloud service providers today to manage and share digital content in a secure manner....
Aug. 24, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 436
StarNet Communications Corp has announced the addition of three Secure Remote Desktop modules to its flagship X-Win32 PC X server. The new modules enable X-Win32 to safely tunnel the remote desktops from Linux and Unix servers to the user’s PC over encrypted SSH. Traditionally, users of PC X servers deploy the XDMCP protocol to display remote desktop environments such as the Gnome and KDE desktops on Linux servers and the CDE environment on Solaris Unix machines. XDMCP is used primarily on comp...
Aug. 24, 2016 10:19 AM EDT Reads: 257
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
Aug. 24, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 423
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...
Aug. 24, 2016 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,238
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, wil...
Aug. 24, 2016 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 429
Pulzze Systems was happy to participate in such a premier event and thankful to be receiving the winning investment and global network support from G-Startup Worldwide. It is an exciting time for Pulzze to showcase the effectiveness of innovative technologies and enable them to make the world smarter and better. The reputable contest is held to identify promising startups around the globe that are assured to change the world through their innovative products and disruptive technologies. There w...
Aug. 24, 2016 09:36 AM EDT Reads: 202
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
Aug. 24, 2016 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,492
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
Aug. 24, 2016 08:59 AM EDT Reads: 322