About the Consortium

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As Revised and Approved February 9, 2015

Article I Name

The name of this organization shall be the North Texas Community College Consortium. It shall be a nonprofit organization operating under the laws of the State of Texas.


Article II Purpose, Vision, and Mission

Section 1: Purpose
The North Texas Community College Consortium is organized exclusively for education, support and collaboration purposes.
Section 2: Vision
The North Texas Community College Consortium is a premier regional network enabling member institutions to achieve more, improve quality, and reduce costs through collaboration.
Section 3: Mission
The mission of the North Texas Community College Consortium is:
a) To provide high quality, low cost, easily accessible professional development opportunities;
b) To promote excellence and innovation in teaching and learning;
c) To support and develop educational pathways;
d) To further institutional planning, institutional research, and institutional effectiveness;
e) To improve resource development capabilities;
f) To enhance international education initiatives; and
g) To promote communication, cooperation, and collaboration.


Article III Membership

Membership in the Consortium shall be open to all community colleges in the northeast quadrant of the State of Texas and to others as approved by the Board.  The University of North Texas shall serve as affiliate senior institution.


Article IV Governance and Administration

Section 1: Governance
The Consortium is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is made up of one voting representative from each member community college and one voting representative from the affiliate senior institution.
Section 2: Administration
The Consortium President, appointed, supervised, and evaluated by the Board, oversees the operations and activities of the Consortium. The President works with the Executive Steering Committee and standing committees to accomplish Consortium objectives.


Article V Funding

Section 1: Dues
Each member community college shall pay annual dues according to a formula determined and approved by the Board of Directors. In lieu of annual dues, the affiliate senior institution shall provide Consortium office space, furniture, technology, equipment, and office support staff. Member college dues shall be utilized to support Consortium work and to fund the Consortium President’s annual salary and benefits.
Section 2: Registration Fees
The Consortium shall charge a registration fee to each event participant in an amount sufficient to reimburse event costs and support Consortium operations.
Section 3: Event Sponsorship
An educational vendor may sponsor a Consortium event. The Consortium shall charge a sponsorship to each educational vendor in an amount sufficient to reimburse event or program costs and support Consortium operations.


Article VI Amendments

This charter may be amended at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Board members.