The Board will direct the Chancellor through written policies that prescribe the Outcomes to be achieved, and describe organizational situations and actions to be avoided, allowing the Chancellor to use any reasonable interpretation of these policies.
- Outcomes: policies direct the Chancellor to achieve certain results, for certain recipients, at a worth or priority. The Board will develop these policies systematically from the broadest, most general level to more defined levels. All issues that are not Outcomes issues as defined here are “means” issues.
- Chancellor Limitations: policies define the boundaries of legality, prudence, and ethics within which the Chancellor is expected to operate. These policies describe those practices, methods, decisions, and circumstances that would be unacceptable to the Board, even if effective in producing the desired Outcomes. These policies will be developed systematically from the broadest, most general level to more defined levels. The Board will not prescribe organizational means delegated to the Chancellor.
- An Outcomes or Chancellor Limitations policy at a given level does not limit the scope of any preceding level.
- The Chancellor is authorized to establish all further administrative policies, make all decisions, take all actions, establish all practices, and develop all activities, as long as they are consistent with any reasonable interpretation of these Outcomes and Chancellor Limitations policies.
- The Board may change its Outcomes and Chancellor Limitations policies, thereby shifting the boundary between Board and Chancellor domains. By so doing, the Board changes the latitude of choice given to the Chancellor. However, so long as any particular delegation is in place, the Board and its members will respect and support the Chancellor’s choices as long as they are consistent with Board policy, as reasonably interpreted. This does not prevent the Board from obtaining information, except for confidential/personal information relating to students and staff.
AMENDED February 22, 2011, Motion No. 9781, 9782