Article I Name
The name shall be the Administrative and Professional Collaborative of the Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Article II Purpose and Activities
Section 1: The Administrative and Professional Collaborative (“APC”) is a representative voice for administrative and professional employees to provide leadership, counsel and advice to the college community as appropriate. The APC shall also be dedicated to promoting a collegial community focused on teaching and learning.
Article III Membership and Representation
Section 1 – Eligible members: Employees who are classified as Administrative or Professional shall be considered members of the Administrative and Professional Collaborative and entitled to participation and representation on all issues. Only elected representatives of the various units shall vote at APC meetings.
The College recognizes the importance of voluntary participation by employees in the APC and encourages supervisors to support employees who wish to serve as elected representatives of the APC by allowing reasonable release time for such activities. Any employees who wish to participate as APC officers shall discuss their anticipated time commitment with their supervisors in advance and obtain their supervisor’s approval prior to serving as an officer. The time commitment for APC activities by officers must be agreed upon in advance by the employee’s supervisor and the hours granted per month must be reasonable in light of the employee’s primary work activities.
Section 2 – Representation: Each college unit (Downtown, Kent/Cecil, Administrative Offices/URC, North/Nassau, Open/Deerwood and South) administrative and professional employees shall ideally be represented by two elected administrative and/or professional employees. Each college unit with fewer than three administrative and/or professional employees willing to serve as representatives, administrative and professional employees will be represented by the two administrative and/or professional employees with the highest number of votes in the annual election.
The Administrative Offices/URC, because of its numbers of administrative and professional employees compared to the campuses, shall ideally have four administrative and/or professional employee representatives.
Representatives for each college unit shall be elected by their peers to serve two (2) year terms. Terms shall run concurrently with the College’s academic year. Representatives may be re-elected.
The immediate past Chair shall serve as the Ex-Officio member for one year with voting rights and privileges.
Article IV Officers and Responsibilities of Officers and Representatives
Section 1 – Officers: The officers of the Administrative and Professional Collaborative shall consist of a Chair, Chair-elect, Past Chair, and Secretary. Officers shall be elected at-large by members in the Spring of each year to annual terms of office which shall begin July 1 and run through June 30 of the next academic year. The Secretary may be re-elected to one consecutive term.