Effective: July 16, 2019
Last Reviewed: December 27, 2022
Last Revision: March 15, 2023

College of Western Idaho operates under a system of governance with clearly defined authority, roles, and responsibilities. Its decision-making structures provide for the consideration of views held by Trustees, district constituents, faculty, staff, administrators, and students on matters related to the College. 

To describe the structure and operating processes for making decisions, a document entitled “Participatory Governance” has been developed. It defines the cultures of collegiality, dialogue and inclusiveness, which constitute the underpinnings of equitable, effective practices. It also describes the collegial consultation structure on which the Board, faculty, and administration agree.