The Board and the Chancellor shall provide an orientation for new Board members within the calendar year of their election to assist them in understanding the Board's function, policies, and procedures. Assistance given in the orientation of new Board members may include the following, as appropriate or available:

Selected materials on the responsibilities of being a contributing member of the Board.

Material pertinent to meetings and an explanation of its use.

Invitations to meet with the Chancellor and other administrative personnel designated by the Chancellor to discuss services the administration performs for the Board.

Access to a copy of the Board's policies and administrative regulations and other documents and information currently in use by other Board members.

Information regarding appropriate meetings and workshops.

A formal orientation on legal and budgetary oversight responsibilities of the Board.

Other information and activities as the Board or the Chancellor deems useful in fulfilling the role of Board member.

Annual Plan

The Chancellor shall work with the Board to develop and implement an annual plan to address the training needs of Board members.

Dallas College


LDU 2007.01

DATE ISSUED: 3/21/2007