Campus Advisory Committees

CAC By-Laws

Composition of Committees

  1. The size of each CAC may vary in accordance with the needs and interests of the College service area but, at a minimum, will include 16 individuals appointed as follows:
    • Each Trustee will appoint one representative per campus to serve a three-year term, which may be extended by the Trustee. Each appointee will serve at the pleasure of the appointing Trustee, or until a new Trustee either appoints or replaces the appointee.
    • The Campus Manager will serve as a permanent CAC member and shall coordinate meeting logistics, resources, etc.
    • Annually, each ACC employee group will appoint one representative per CAC (Faculty/ Senate, Adjunct Faculty Association, Professional-Technical Association, and Classified Association).
    • Annually, the ACC Student Government Association will appoint two students per CAC.
  2. All non-Trustee-appointed CAC members may be reappointed for two additional terms.
  3. Annually, one Chair and one Vice-Chair shall be elected by the appointed membership. The Chair shall be a Trustee-appointed member and shall convene the CAC meetings. The Vice-Chair may be a Trustee or non-Trustee appointee and will serve in the absence of the Chair for CAC meetings. The Chair and Vice-Chair may serve one additional term.
  4. All CAC appointees, and their Trustee or organizational appointers, shall be noted on the CAC website, at meetings, and other venues. Attendance at meetings shall also be published.
  5. No person shall serve on more than one CAC during the same time period.
  6. All CAC members shall sign a Waiver of Interest in a form approved by the Board.

Committee Operating Guidelines

  1. Each CAC shall meet at least once per year and as often as the CACs deem necessary to accomplish their work to review pertinent campus and district-wide data and to develop recommendations for periodic revisions to the ACC Academic and Facilities Master Plans. A CAC Chair may request from administration the use of external resources to make informed recommendations to the ACC Board of Trustees. The College President shall meet reasonable committee requests for information and assistance, and shall respond to committee requests deemed unreasonable with the mediation of the Board Vice-Chair in resolving any disputes.

    Data reviewed by CAC members may include items such as population and enrollment projections, academic and support service needs, transportation accessibility information, and information that may support the achievement of student success in the respective campus catchment areas.

  2. In order to maximize public awareness of and participation in CAC meetings, each CAC shall operate in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, including requirements to post public notice of meetings, and to conduct the meetings pursuant to the official agenda, which shall be included as part of the required public notice.
  3. CAC members will be given orientation and training on the application of the Texas Open Meetings Act.
  4. Each CAC should also make efforts to publicize their meetings on their campus, in order to maximize campus awareness and participation in the meetings.
  5. CAC meetings should be conducted according to Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised.
  6. The CACs shall present an annual report to the ACC Board of Trustees regarding the work of the committees and as otherwise directed by the ACC Board Chair.

View Board Policy B-7