Board Policy D-400.00
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Partnership


NMC develops and maintains collaborative relationships with the communities it serves to create a learning-centered college that meets the needs of its students and stakeholders. To this end, NMC effectively communicates with its communities. It successfully raises resources to support strategic initiatives. NMC develops meaningful relationships with partners in seeking out potential areas for improvement. The partnership criteria assesses the extent to which NMC effectively builds relationships with educational institutions, businesses, service organizations, external agencies, alumni and the general community to fulfill its mission.

The President shall exercise and promote innovative and creative leadership to support partnership at Northwestern Michigan College.  In so doing the President is hereby granted full authority and autonomy by the Board of Trustees to utilize College resources to that end in any manner deemed appropriate, so long as the President exercises prudent judgment, ethical and lawful behavior, and reasonable interpretation of this policy. 

Adopted by the Northwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees December 18, 2006