Charter

Revision Date: November 11, 2011

Purpose:

Colleague to Colleague (C2C) is designed to facilitate the exchange of information and expertise between faculty and staff at higher education institutions who are involved or interested in instructional technology, online instruction, and distance education. The organization’s primary focus is on staff development and collaboration between the community colleges, technical colleges, and state and private universities in Kansas and Missouri.

Membership:

Colleague to Colleague membership is open to all interested faculty and staff employed by participating C2C institutions. Participating institutions in C2C include community colleges, technical colleges, and state and private universities in Kansas and Missouri with common interests and goals. All meetings of the organization are open to the entire membership. There is no cost associated with becoming an individual or institutional member of C2C.

Voting Rights:

When issues come before the membership through a formal vote, each institution represented shall have a single vote to cast. Each institution may designate the voting member by notifying the Chairperson of C2C or the majority of the votes cast by all members of a single institution shall constitute the vote for that organization.

Chairperson:

Shall preside over all meetings of the organization, to include steering committee meetings, conferences, and symposia, and coordinate its activities during his/her term of office.

Vice-Chairperson:

Shall preside over meetings in the absence of the Chairperson and shall assist the Chairperson in coordinating the events planned by the organization. The Vice-Chairperson shall be elected prior to and announced at the Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (SIDLIT) each year and shall serve a term of one academic year. After completion of the academic year, the Vice Chair shall assume the position of C2C Chairperson for the subsequent academic year. Persons nominated for this position must have served on the Steering Committee for at least one year.

C2C Leadership Team:

The Leadership Team is composed of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, past officers who choose to remain involved in the organization, and volunteers appointed by the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson from member institutions. Additionally, at least one individual identified by the host institution to help coordinate the Fall and the Spring Symposium will serve on the C2C Leadership Team for the academic year in which the symposium takes place. The Leadership Team shall serve as a steering committee to handle C2C business and plan the events of the organization.

Regular Events:

C2C will maintain a web presence and plan two symposia each year (fall and spring), plus an annual Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (SIDLIT).