Participatory Decision Making

Participatory Decision Making is an open, consistent and continuous process that provides the opportunity for all individuals on campus who are affected by a decision to have their suggestions/ideas represented in the decision making process either through personal or representative participation; this includes both operational as well as policy decisions.

At Sacramento City College, three complementary components support and comprise the governance function:  1) the administrative structure and process, whereby the operations of the college are implemented at the unit level and above within established policies and procedures facilitated by the management staff; 2) a committee system wherein the various constituencies review and recommend policies, regulations, and processes of the College/District that affect all aspects of the College community; and 3) the constituent groups who assure representation and participation and speak for the interests of their members.  The President is both a part of and stands outside this structure and is ultimately responsible for its effectiveness.