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McHenry County College
Student Trustee
2020-2021 Application
Term: May 2020-April 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE: All applications are due to the Student Success Center-
A247 by Noon on Friday, March 20, 2020
CONTACT: If you have questions, please contact Megan Scanlan, Coordinator of
Student Activities at (815) 455-8772 or mscanlan@mchenry.edu.
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TIMETABLE AND DEADLINES
Friday, March 20, 2020
Upon Submission of the Packet
Week of March 30
Week of March 30
Week of April 6
Friday, April 10
Thursday, April 23
Completed application packet due in the Student Success
Center- A247 by Noon
Applicants will work with the Coordinator of Student
Activities to schedule an interview with President’s
Cabinet
Applicants will have 10-minute interviews with
President’s Cabinet
President’s Cabinet selects finalists
Email sent out to all students to vote electronically on
finalists. Voting ends at Noon on April 10th.
Notification of selected Student Trustee
Mandatory Induction Ceremony for Student Trustee
6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting
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McHenry County College Student Trustee
Information and Application Form
A full job description for the MCC Student Trustee is enclosed in this packet.
Benefits/Incentives
The Student Trustee of McHenry County College (MCC) is an elected member of the Board of Trustees and the
Student Government Association (SGA). The Student Government is charged with working with the Student
Trustee in promoting student welfare, protecting student rights, and representing the opinions of the students
of McHenry County College wherever possible.
MCC’s Student Trustee is a critical position that represents the entire student body with exceptional
leadership and collaboration skills, therefore providing the following benefits/incentives to the position:
Student government member tuition waiver of up to 6 credit hours per semester.
Stipend of $250 per semester.
Budget of $500 per semester to use for student outreach and focus group events.
Parking spot to allow for easy access to Student Activities/Student Success Center offices.
Additional benefits of being the Student Trustee and involved in these organizations include:
Represent student opinion to the college administration, staff, and faculty.
Share in the governance of the College.
Organize campus and community projects.
Have the opportunity for local, regional, or national travel for conferences.
Opportunities to earn scholarships for academics and involvement as a Student Government member.
Elig
ibility Criteria
Student Trustee candidates must meet all requirements by the deadline to be eligible to participate in
selection and election process.
1. In good academic standing and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 or better.
Obtaining that standing for the duration of their term.
2. Enrolled for at least 6 credit hours each semester throughout the duration of their respective terms.
3. Resident of District #528.
4. Completion of at least one full semester at MCC.
Additional Selection Criteria:
Demonstrate dedication to the mission of the College.
Demonstrate concern for the welfare of students and the College.
Awareness of important issues facing the College.
Understand the responsibilities of the position.
Show maturity and have positive attitude.
Exhibit strong communication skills (the ability to organize thoughts and share ideas clearly and
effectively).
Have awareness of campus opportunities and resources.
Exhibit strong leadership capabilities.
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Application Process
All candidates for the Student Trustee position must:
Have a letter of recommendation from a current MCC employee.
Have a letter of recommendation from a currently-enrolled MCC student.
Complete the application enclosed in this packet.
Complete the Candidate’s Petition Form enclosed in this packet.
Complete the Code of Ethics enclosed in this packet.
Complete the Student Government Expectations Agreement enclosed in this packet.
Complete the Academic Progress Report for all current semester classes enclosed in this packet.
Selection/Election Process
Submission of completed Student Trustee election packet portfolio
In-person 10-minute interviews with President’s Cabinet
President’s Cabinet selects finalist candidates
Finalist information sent out via email to all currently enrolled students
Currently enrolled students vote electronically; greatest number of votes is elected Student
Trustee
Completed applications must be received by Noon in
the Student Success Center- A247
On Friday, March 20th
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Duties and Responsibilities of the Student Trustee
The Student Trustee is a member of the Board of Trustees and the Student Government.
Students who wish to apply/run for Student Trustee must submit TWO letters of recommendation:
1 McHenry County College Employee
1 McHenry County College Student who is currently enrolled and an active member of the campus
community
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the College. This Board consists of seven board members, the
President, and Student Trustee. This is the final stop of any proposals, resolutions, and decisions made at the
College.
A. ResponsibilitiesStudent Trustee as a Member of the Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees Meetings
The Board of Trustees meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Board Room (Room
A217), with the exception of July and December when it is the third Thursday of the month. There are times
when the date may change; visit www.mchenry.edu/board for a listing of meeting dates. The Student Trustee
should attend these meetings, prepared to talk about what is in the Board Packet. Please see the
Administrative Assistant to the President for a Board Packet. Read the report thoroughly. Note that Robert’s
Rules are used in these meetings.
The beginning of the meeting is an open session for students, faculty, staff, and community members to
attend. During this time, people give presentations and reports, including the Student Trustee Report. The last
half of the meeting is generally the executive session.
Voting
As the Student Trustee, your vote is known as an advisory vote. An advisory vote is a vote giving information
as a recommendation for action to be taken. You may make motions, second motions, and vote. There are
several ways that the Board of Trustees votes. The first and most commonly used voting method is roll call.
The Secretary calls rolls and everyone replies with a yes, no, or abstain. An abstention is not voting yes or no,
but staying neutral.
Student Trustee Report
Communicating students’ wants and needs to the Board of Trustees via the Student Trustee Report is the
Student Trustee’s main responsibility. The Student Trustee Report includes, but is not limited to, activities on
campus, activities within clubs and organizations, recognition of new clubs and organizations, off-campus
meetings (ICCB-SAC and IBHE-SAC), any conferences, and proposals from Student Government. The Student
Trustee Report is due at the time of all Board Packet deadlines (Friday prior to Board Meeting).
Student Government
The Student Trustee is a member of the Student Government and therefore, must fulfill all duties and
responsibilities expected of all Student Government members. These include:
Attendance at all mandatory Student Government Meetings:
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o Student Government Association: Mondays, 4-5pm
o SGA Executive Board: TBD
o Other meetings/events as necessary
Strict compliance with the Constitution and Bylaws
Other additional duties, as assigned by the Student Government President, Student Government Vice
President, or the Chair of the committee or committees on which they serve. These duties may include,
but are not limited to the “Meet and greet sessions, Leaderships development workshops, and team
building activities.
First Duties
As Student Trustee, you are responsible for giving speeches at certain events. These include, but are not
limited to: Commencement (May, December) and the Student Awards Ceremony (May).
B. ResponsibilitiesStudent Trustee as a Member of Student Government
ICCB-SAC (Illinois Community College Board Student Advisory Council)
This is a group of Student Trustees from every community college in the state. They vote on state issues that
will affect community colleges. ICCB-SAC also works with IBEH-SAC Community College sector. This
organization meets on a regular basis and attendance at these meetings is strongly encouraged.
Student Lobby Days
During the course of the year there will be student lobby days. The Student Trustee goes to Springfield, IL and
meets with state legislators. The student trustee lobbies for student interests.
C. Student TrusteeInvolvement in College Events and Activities
1. Attend Student Government meetings.
2. Meet with the Coordinator of Student Activities on a weekly basis.
3. Represent the student body at large.
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McHenry County College
STUDENT TRUSTEE APPLICATION
Name: ____________
Address: ____________
City: ____________ State: Zip:
Home Phone: Email: ____________
Please answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper:
Why are you interested in being the Student Trustee of McHenry County College?
What involvement opportunities do you currently take advantage of?
What is your commitment level to the requirements of the Student Trustee?
How do you describe your leadership skills? Your ability to collaborate?
PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATION BY
NOON Friday, March 20th
to the Student Success Center- A247
Please include in your election packet portfolio.
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For Office Use Only
Date Submitted: ________ Student Success Center Signature: ____________________
o App
lication
(Questions, Election Guidelines, 50 Signatures, Code of Ethics)
o Progress Report(s)
o 2 letters of recommendation
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McHenry County College
STUDENT TRUSTEE ELECTION GUIDELINES AGREEMENT
Duties and Responsibilities
I have read and understand the Duties and Responsibilities section of the position in which I am
applying.
I agree to fulfill these responsibilities to the best of my ability if elected into the position.
Academic Standing
I understand that I must be in good academic standing and have a cumulative grade point average of
2.5 or better for the duration of my terms.
I understand that if I do not meet the minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better, I will
be removed from my position.
Mid-Term Progress Report
I grant permission for the Student Services team to monitor my academics.
I will have each of my instructors complete the Student Government Academic Progress Report and I
will then return the completed progress reports with the application or have the instructor return it to
Student Activities prior to the application deadline.
I understand that if my mid-term progress report anticipates that my cumulative GPA will be less than
a 2.5, I will not be academically eligible to apply for Student Trustee.
By signing this agreement, I swear or affirm to comply with all stated rules, policies, and procedures governing
the elections process. I understand that failure to comply could result in removal from the election (before or
after).
Print Name
Signature
Date
PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATION BY
NOON Friday, March 20th
to the Student Success Center- A247
Please include in your election packet portfolio.
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McHenry County College Student Trustee
CANDIDATE’S PETITION
I, , am petitioning for a position as the McHenry County College Student
Trustee. These students support my candidacy.
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I declare that I am currently enrolled at McHenry County College and that all of the above are valid signatures
of students at MCC. Signatures must be of currently enrolled students at McHenry County College.
Candidate’s Signature: Date: __
Please return this form by Noon on Friday, March 20, 2020
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s part of the election packet portfolio.
Return to the Student Success Center- A247
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McHenry County College and Student Government Executive Board
CODE OF ETHICS
This document is put forth in order to ensure that all students receive proper and appropriate representation.
Members of the Student Government, including the Student Trustee, are expected to comply with this decree
in order to protect and preserve the sanctity of the McHenry County College Student Government. If any
member of the Student Government is found to be in noncompliance with this document, or in any way
behaving in a manner which may be construed as disrespectful or inappropriate to persons on campus, s/he
shall be disciplined appropriately. The degree to which disciplinary action will be taken will be dependent
upon the Coordinator of Student Activities.
Appropriate and proper attire should be worn at all meetings and Student Government or Student Trustee
related functions. Personal conduct should always be maintained at a respectable level. Student Government
members and the Student Trustee should keep in mind that even though they may have a very strong opinion,
they are representing the minds of the student body. Being open minded is key to proper and excellent
representation. With this in mind:
1. The use of vulgar or inappropriate language will not be tolerated.
2. Never degrade another student, faculty or staff member, or club/organization while in the
presence of fellow students.
3. Listen to students’ grievances without bias of status. You are here to represent all students,
hear them out, and ensure that they understand that you will do your best to let their point of
view be known.
4. Personal actions while on campus or attending school functions should remain of the utmost
respectability.
5. When in doubt, ask another’s opinion.
You are a representative of the students at large of McHenry County College; you have taken on the
responsibility of representing your fellow students in a professional and respectable manner. Please keep in
mind that your actions both on and off campus will have an impact on the perception of the
McHenry County College Student Government or Student Trustee.
I, , certify that I have read the information above and do hereby
understand the importance that my actions have upon the image of all those mentioned within this document
and shall do my best to adhere to the principles set forth.
Signature Date
Please return this form by Noon on Friday, March 20, 2020
as part of the election packet portfolio.
The Student Success Center- A247
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McHenry County College
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ACADEMIC PROGRESS REPORT
Student Name:_________________________ Class:________________________
Status/Grade If Given Today:
Passing (A-B-C) ________ Borderline (D-F) ________ Failing________
Instructor Signature: __________________________________________________
C
omments or Concerns: _______________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
Please include in your election packet portfolio.
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McHenry County College
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ACADEM
IC PROGRESS REPORT
Student Name:_________________________ Class:________________________
Status/Grade If Given Today:
Passing (A-B-C) ________ Borderline (D-F) ________ Failing________
I
nstructor Signature: __________________________________________________
C
omments or Concerns: _______________________________________________
_____________
______________________________________________________
Please include in your election packet portfolio.
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McHenry County College
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ACADEMIC PROGRESS REPORT
Student Name:_________________________ Class:________________________
Status/Grade If Given Today:
Passing (A-B-C) ________ Borderline (D-F) ________ Failing________
Instructor Signature: __________________________________________________
C
omments or Concerns: _______________________________________________
__
_________________________________________________________________
Please include in your election packet portfolio.
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McHenry County College
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ACADEMIC PROGRESS REPORT
Student Name:_________________________ Class:________________________
Status/Grade If Given Today:
Passing (A-B-C) ________ Borderline (D-F) ________ Failing________
Ins
tructor Signature: __________________________________________________
C
omments or Concerns: _______________________________________________
_____________
______________________________________________________
Please include in your election packet portfolio.
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McHenry County College
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ACADEMIC PROGRESS REPORT
Student Name:_________________________ Class:________________________
Status/Grade If Given Today:
Passing (A-B-C) ________ Borderline (D-F) ________ Failing________
Instructor Signature: __________________________________________________
C
omments or Concerns: _______________________________________________
_____________
______________________________________________________
Please include in your election packet portfolio.
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McHenry County College
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ACADEMIC PROGRESS REPORT
Student Name:_________________________ Class:________________________
Status/Grade If Given Today:
Passing (A-B-C) ________ Borderline (D-F) ________ Failing________
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nstructor Signature: __________________________________________________
C
omments or Concerns: _______________________________________________
_____________
______________________________________________________
Please include in your election packet portfolio.
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