Governance at a Glance

March 2011

Decisions, decisions … the process is working!

The College Council forwarded the following recommendations that have been accepted interim president Peter Garcia:

  • DVC Workforce and Economic Development Plan
  • Diablo Valley College Mission Statement (the new shortened version)
  • Institutional Level Student Learning Outcome


Budget Committee

At its last meeting, the committee accepted previous reports as well as the planning parameters for the 2011-12 budget. Ongoing decisions at the state will continue to affect projections. The committee is also now planning for implementing “phase three” committee charges from the show cause report next year.

The next Budget Committee meeting will be held Friday, March 18, 8-10 a.m., L-151
Current chairs: Ray Goralka (management) and John Hanecak (faculty)

More detailed information from the Budget Committee(New! Now on Portal!)

College Council

Over and above “decisions, decisions, ….” the busy council has also approved the Budget Committee’s recommendation for the 2010-2011 Annual Budget Plan, and recommended to the president a revised version of the DVC Procedure 1001.02 (College Council Function and Membership.) Francisco Hinojosa is the new student vice chair. Finally, they have begun discussions on changes to the evaluations for the college-wide committees and councils.


The next College Council meeting will be held Monday, March 21, 2-3:30 p.m. Community Conference Center
Current Chairs: Ann Patton (classified) and Dennis Franco (faculty)

More information from the college council.(New! Now on Portal!)

Institutional Planning Council

At the beginning of the semester, the IPC co-chairs met with several leads of the college-wide plans to discuss how to better coordinate our DVC planning efforts. Their fruitful discussion led the IPC to some key principles to guide the semester-long discussion. They hope to make some recommendations to College Council by the end of the semester. Additionally, the Accreditation Steering Committee, which is a sub-set of IPC, has started the process to review the 94 items on the College Improvement Plan, which were previously identified for accreditation purposes. IPC will be soliciting input from the wider DVC community as it relates to the status of these 94 items.


The next IPC meeting will be held Monday, March 28, 3 - 5 p.m.
President’s Conference Room
Current Chairs: Emily Stone (management) and Despina Prapavessi (faculty)

More information from the institutional planning council (New! Now on Portal!)

The Integration Council

The Integration Council is hosting discussions focused on the challenges of long-term planning and priorities in a time of budget decline.

Members are currently reading program reviews to identify campus wide issues related to student access/success and the functions of the campus infrastructure. Their goal is to highlight critical needs across the campus and prioritize requests for resource allocations from all areas. They have been analyzing their findings to rank resource requests across Instructional, Student Services and Administrative Services areas. Resource requests are compared to a rubric of criteria for funding priority, including focus on student access and success, potential scale and degree of impact, consequences to program viability, alignment with Strategic Directions, and connection to safety issues and other mandates. These rankings and recommendations will be forwarded to the College Council.

The next Integration Council meeting will be held Monday, March 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Community Conference Room
Current Chairs: Keith Mikolavich (faculty) and Sue Handy (classified)

More information from the integration council (New! Now on Portal!)

Note: A huge thank you to Jeanie Dewhurst, Shemila Johnson, Ray Goralka, and Daniel Abbot at the district office for making it now possible for 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.

Classified Senate meeting with the president – back by popular demand
The Classified Senate has scheduled another meeting with the president to provide staff the opportunity to get honest and straightforward answers to some of their questions about current uncertainties, in an informal setting. The Classified Senate meeting with the president will be held Thursday, March 24, 3-4 p.m., BFL/CCC

The next regular Classified Senate meeting is on Wednesday, April 13, 9 a.m. in L-151 and provide video or telephone conferencing with SRC.
Current leadership: Ann Patton, president; Coleen Lento, vice president

More information from the classified senate

Academic Senate Council

Scheduling task force

At the Academic Senate’s request, an augmented group of faculty members from the Integration Council and management are working on a revision of the first draft of the fall and summer 2011 schedules. Look for opportunities to offer input in the very near future.

The next Academic Senate Council meeting will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2-4 p.m., Community Conference Center
Current leadership: Laurie Lema, president; Keith Mikolavich, vice president

More information from the academic senate council

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