Policies and Procedures

A0109 Orientation for New Board Members

​New appointees to the Western District Board shall be provided access to important information provided on the public website and internal College website, and copies of printed publications and documents including but not limited to the items listed below.:

  • Link to Boards Association website
  • Link to College policies
  • Access to the internal College website
  • Budget Report
  • Human Resources Handbook
  • Board member contact information
  • Annual calendar of topics for board meetings

Following appointment and prior to actual seating on the District Board, the Chairperson of the Board and the President shall conduct an orientation meeting covering at minimum, the following:

  1. Board responsibilities
  2. Board policies, Section A
  3. District budget and organizational chart
  4. Review and link to staff and organizational charts on WIRE
  5. Program summaries
  6. Facilities plan
  7. Student profile
  8. Dual credit enrollment by school district
  9. Information regarding the Wisconsin Boards Association and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
  10. Information regarding the Western Foundation
  11. Regional locations: facilities, offerings, and enrollment
  12. Sustainability overview
  13. Business and Industry Services overview
  14. Review of parliamentarian procedures and open meetings, special and closed sessions, and Advance meetings
  15. Access and information for IT help desk and technology support

New appointees will be invited and encouraged to attend board meetings prior to the actual date of seating. All materials pertinent to the meetings shall be provided.

Revised May 16, 2017
Revised May 15, 2007
Revised June 15, 2004
Revised July 8, 1996
Reviewed November 17, 1992
Revised April 12, 1988
Adopted September 26, 1979