1.24 Board Travel

adopted: Aug-1990
last revised: Aug-2019

It is important and necessary for the welfare and governance of the College that members of the Board of Trustees engage in educational and development opportunities as well as serving as advocates for community colleges on local, state, and national levels. Accordingly, it is the policy of the Board of Trustees to encourage Board members, including the student trustee, to travel for purposes of further education and experience when such travel will prove to be of benefit to the College. This benefit shall relate to and support the mission, vision, and goals of the College and more specifically to the governance of the College and to all other duties and responsibilities of Board members. (110 ILCS 805/3-7(e))

The Board of Trustees, however, recognizes that there must be a balance in meeting this need and the need for fiscal responsibility and accountability. Therefore, on an annual basis and in advance of each upcoming fiscal year, the College will establish the priorities for the representational needs of the Board of Trustees.

In the implementation of this policy, the Board of Trustees shall adhere to the travel procedures set forth.