Under crude application of Carver Model of Governance, the refusal to set goals leaves citizens in the dark when it comes to assessing Wills’ annual performance
The Yavapai Community College Governing Board has set no specific goals for President Penelope Wills to meet in 2018. The reason there are no goals for Wills is the Board’s love and inaccurate understanding of the Carver model of policy governance. For example, the Board could set a goal for Wills to increase enrollment by 1%. Or, direct Wills to reduce the annual capital spending of primary tax dollars of from $6 to $8 million by 50% and put that revenue into educational programs and faculty salaries. But nothing as specific as this appears anywhere in the Yavapai Community College District Governing Board world.
As a consequence, Yavapai County citizens, whose property taxes now provide a majority of the funding for the College, are left in the dark about the President Penelope Wills’ performance during a given period. President Wills no doubt loves the approach because it removes here from being accountable to the citizens who pay her salary.