Governance at Cascadia

Cascadia College operates through a system of shared governance by which there is collaboration with all college constituents to participate in organizational decision making. The college governance system serves     to advise the president through a formal system of employee advisory groups and councils. Recommendations resulting from team dialogue, including considerations from campus committees and task forces, are forwarded through the appropriate organizational governance process or to appropriate administrators for further dialogue.

The following teams have been established to provide recommendations that are filtered to ensure the best interest of the institution and its community of learners.

  • Budget Council
  • Classified Assembly
  • Executive Team
  • Exempt Assembly
  • Faculty Council and Assembly
  • Information Security and Management Council
  • Navigators
  • Policy Council
  • Student Learning Council

Teams are never responsible for employment or personnel matters such as tenure rules or recommendations, working conditions, employment contract issues, or final decisions on administrative procedures, college policies, and/or operational matters which fall under the purview of other governance groups.

As stipulated by college policy, the President retains the authority for the final decision on any issues related to the management and operation of the college. The Board of Trustees, in collaboration with the College President, retains the authority for the final decision on any policy related issues.

 Cascadia employees are governed by two collective bargaining agreements (CBAs). Details of the CBAs can be viewed here: