Board Policy B-102.00
Board-President Relationship

Monitoring Presidential Performance

Monitoring executive performance is synonymous with monitoring organizational performance against board policies on Ends and on Parameters.  Evaluation of presidential performance, formal or informal, shall be derived from these monitoring data.

  1. The purpose of monitoring is to determine the degree to which board policies are being fulfilled.
  2. A given policy may be monitored in one or more of three ways:
    1. Internal report:  disclosure of compliance information to the board from the president.
    2. External report:  discovery of compliance information by a disinterested, external auditor or third party who is selected by and reports directly to the board.  Such reports will assess presidential performance against policies of the board, unless the board has previously indicated that the third party's opinion will be the standard.
    3. Direct board inspection:  discovery of compliance information by a board member, a committee, or the board as a whole.  This is a board inspection of documents, activities, or circumstances directed by the board which allows a "reasonable person" test of policy compliance.
  3. Upon the choice of the board, any policy can be monitored by any of the above methods at any time.  The board may establish a regular schedule and method for monitoring Ends and Parameters policies.


Adopted by the Northwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees October 23, 1995
Reviewed without revision February 27, 2006

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