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The Board of Trustees shall determine the policies to guide the decision making process 
governing all activities of OLC. In setting these policies, the Board will seek the advice 
and assistance of the faculty, administration, and other relevant persons through the 
Each employee and student is responsible for following the approved policies. The 
administration is charged with the responsibility of organizing the staff for effective 
administration of the college and for preparing in detail, where applicable, the procedures 
for implementing the approved policies. If a situation demanding a decision is not 
covered by an existing policy or by procedures, the President is empowered to make the 
decision he deems best, reporting such decision to the Board at the next regular meeting. 
The President is responsible to the Board for the administration of the college under 
applicable laws and the policies of the Board. He shall select his staff and recommend 
them to the Board for appointment.  He shall make, or designate the appropriate 
administrator to make, the necessary administrative decisions.
It shall be the intent of the board to make available a sufficient number of qualified 
persons to administer the college efficiently and to require the President to organize it to 
ensure clear understanding of the functions of each person and the relationship between 
and among them; to establish the necessary councils, cabinets, and committees to provide 
for efficient operation of the college. To engage in this process in an orderly fashion, 
each group shall be given particular responsibilities, and channels shall be established so 
that the recommendations or decisions of each group can be heard and reviewed by the 
President and, where appropriate, by the Board.
It shall be the policy in the organization and administration of the college to balance 
responsibility with commensurate authority subject to the reserved and legal powers of 
the Board. Therefore, a member of the administrative staff when assigned a responsibility 
or a position shall be given the authority to make the decisions necessary to perform the 
tasks. In order that the college may operate effectively with good morale and 
participation of its personnel, the following principles are considered by the Board to be 
1.     The institution shall establish an effective system for recruitment of qualified 
personnel for each position;
2.     Each administrator shall be responsible and accountable for making and following a 
plan of development for all staff assigned to his/her area of operation;
3.     The administration shall devise an orderly plan whereby the suggestions or 
criticisms of the operation of the college shall be heard and receive consideration;
4.     The structure, policies and procedures of the college shall be evaluated and critically 
reviewed at regular intervals, and the President shall be responsible for devising a plan to 
make this possible;
5.     The administration shall be responsible and accountable for establishing and 
operating a system of communication by which each member of the administration and 
faculty can be kept informed of the proposals and problems of the faculty and 
administrative staff; and
6.     The President, vice-presidents and related administrative officers shall be 
responsible and accountable for keeping the teaching staff dynamic and experimental in 
their course offerings, and for balancing the program to keep it in harmony with the 
College's objectives and changing conditions and free from domination of vested 

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