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Competencies
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Accreditation
This module covers accreditation as a regional peer-review process that looks at the entire campus/district, and provides an opportunity for continuous self-improvement, grounded with data-driven evidence. Standard IV.B requires the governing board acts as a unit, support and evaluate the CEO, and monitor student success and institutional effectiveness.

Student Success
This module covers topics from the Student Success Act of 2012, Senate Bill 1456, including utilizing student services in individual education planning, monitoring student progress, and improving completion and transfer rates. Other sessions cover assessing institutional effectiveness using various reports and community advocacy with stakeholders.

Governance
This module covers the governing board’s policy-making function, and its role in the participatory governance process. Learn how to identify policy issues, set a process for developing sound policies and keep them current; understand the condition and constraints defined in AB 1725 (participatory governance), and the board’s relationship with internal constituencies. 

Fiscal Responsibilities
This module will cover the skills and knowledge needed to make fiscal policy decisions and set guidelines for fiscal and asset management practices that support college goals and student success. You will learn about state and local revenue sources, fiscal accountability to the state, local fiscal operations and how to advocate for state funding.

Board Evaluation
This module will cover the role of the board and its limits; how to run effective meetings; and how to develop and maintain a strong Board/CEO relationship; the board self-evaluation and its evaluation of the CEO.

Ethics Training
AB1234 requires certain public officials to undergo ethics training every two years. Boards have adopted the position to comply with AB1234 as good practice. The Western Association’s Accrediting Commission for Junior and Community Colleges require boards of trustees to have a code of ethics including a process to handle violations (Accreditation Standard IV.B.1.h). Learn how to perform in both ethical and legal ways as you govern. 

Brown Act Training
This module covers the Open and Public Meetings law (Government Code 54950-54961) that provides the primary set of statutes governing community legislative bodies of local agencies. Learn how to set agendas, provide for public comment, run board meetings and when to hold closed sessions.