Progress and Decisions – February 2014

As we settle into 2014, we find ourselves looking backward and forward at the same time. Program review and accreditation have required long hours of reflection on past practices and archive searches for evidence of things that once were. Meanwhile the strategic planning process has us imagining the future in technology, professional development, developmental education, and the future directions of the college overall.

What is in this issue:

Accreditation self-evaluation
Governance committee and council reports:
College Council (CC)
Integration Council (IC)
Budget Committee (BC)
Institutional Planning Council (IPC)

Accreditation self-evaluation

The college community has been busy this spring preparing the Self-Evaluation Report, which will be submitted to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges this summer. As the writing committees have completed their drafts; students, faculty, and staff have given feedback to the committees to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the document.

January Flex activities, three open forums for classified staff (two at PHC and one at SRC), and meetings with buildings and grounds staff and custodial staff have all provided opportunities for broad input. A separate presentation was made to ASDVC.

The report will move through the college governance process this spring, providing additional opportunities for campus stakeholders to provide comments and input. The final report will go to the Governing Board in June.

View the accreditation portal site at:

Self-evaluation timeline

January-February 2014

College wide reading and revisions on second draft

February 28, 2014

Completed and compiled final document ready for college community

March, 2014

College wide reading and revisions on final draft

April-May, 2014

Document to constituencies

June-July, 2014

Document to Governing Board

August, 2014

Report submission to ACCJC

October 6-9, 2014

Visiting team to campus

Governance committee and council reports

All governance meetings are open to all members of the campus community; you are always invited to attend. For up-to-date information on governance and the various documents including those listed above, please visit the portal: DVC Wisdom and Power

College Council (CC)

Institutional Planning Council (IPC) presented a completed Closeout Report for the 2006-10 Strategic Plan and the 2010-13 Goals and Strategies that was accepted by the CC. It will be forwarded to the college president for acceptance.

CC also reviewed a draft of the current strategic plan, and each council member reviewed an accreditation standard and provided feedback to Ted Wieden.

The council has also begun to explore how innovation gets momentum and comes to fruition within the college. A standing item titled 'Innovation Ideas' is now included on the CC agenda.

For more information, please visit:
Current Chairs: Stacey Shears (management) and Melody Phillips (classified)

Integration Council (IC)

The IC began its last meeting with an accreditation update from Ted Wieden. IC members then discussed the ranking process for the resource requests in the eighty six (yes, 86!) completed program reviews. Council members were assigned to sub-groups; human resources, equipment and supplies, facilities, and technology. IC members are now beginning the process of reading and prioritizing all of the resource requests from the program reviews, and will also be identifying common themes that emerge that effect the campus as a whole.

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Current Chairs: Beth McBrien (faculty) and Marina Crouse (faculty)

Budget Committee (BC)

The BC intends to finalize the 2013-14 Annual Budget Plan recommendation ($313,774 in ongoing funds and $432,145 in onetime funds) by the end of February for review by CC.

Following the annual plan recommendation, BC will resume work on "Phase III" which involves the review of existing college unit operating allocations. The committee goal for this semester will be to develop an operating budget recommendation addressing the allocation of new ongoing budget funds and possible re-distribution of existing funds.

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Current chairs: Michael Almaguer (management), second chair, Katrina Keating (faculty)

Institutional Planning Council (IPC)

The closeout report for the 2006-10 Strategic Plan and the 2010-13 Goals and Strategies provides a sampling of the college's accomplishments aligned with the goals of the 2006-10 Strategic Plan, and will be posted in the DVC Wisdom and Power portal site by the end of February. (See CC report on IPC above.)

IPC is designing assessment tools that will help the IPC and the college create a common framework around the integrated planning process and will facilitate:

  • initial plan development using the planning template,
  • IPC’s validation of new plans, and
  • IPC’s monitoring of plan progress over time.

The updated IT plan was presented to the IPC on February 14 and is being released to the college by the Technology Committee for public comments through constituency groups.

For more information, please visit:
Current Chairs: Tish Young (management) co-chair Mauricio Najarro (faculty)

For the charges and functions of the above committees, please see the College Committee Handbook.

All DVC constituencies, including our students, to access our governance committee minutes and agendas through the Insite portal. Follow links above or log on to the portal, click on the committee tab, and scroll down to the list of DVC committees.