On May 3, the College Council (CC) hosted a signing party for the Accreditation Mid-Term Report to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).
The final report was signed by the Chis Liu (President of the ASDVC), Ted Wieden (President of the College), Beth McBrien (President of the Academic Senate), and Rene Savage (Vice President of the Classified Senate). Chancellor Fred Wood was also in attendance. The report will go before the Governing Board in June before submission to the ACCJC.
The EMP draft outline is making its way through the governance process for review, feedback and endorsement. The draft outline includes a vision for the future based upon the following principles:
In addition, the draft plan:
The EMP Steering Committee is requesting endorsement from governance committees to establish a steering committee workgroup that can continue to edit and expand the draft outline over the summer in order to meet the fall deadline for college approval of the plan and submission of it to the Governing Board.
A big shout out to the EMP Steering Committee for developing a draft plan in one semester!
Governance meetings are open to all members of the campus community and all are encouraged to attend. For up-to-date information on governance and the various documents, please visit our governance website.
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During the spring term, CC continued discussions on the progress of the Educational Master Plan and the rollout of the plan's draft outline to constituency groups.
CC hosted an all-college Guided Pathways Summit, endorsed the CSSE survey report from RPEC, drafted the first iteration of a new resource allocation procedure, and approved the ACCJC Midterm Report.
CC will discuss next steps for the Educational Master Plan at its final spring meeting on May 17.
For more information, please visit the College Council website.
Current Chairs: John Freytag (faculty) and Renee Savage (classified)
Most recently, the RPEC examined data and reports on:
Some RPEC members are not returning to the committee next year. Faculty and Classified Staff interested in joining RPEC can contact their senate presidents to inquire about appointment to this committee.
For more information, please visit the Research, Planning and Evaluation Committee website.
Current Chairs: Laurie Lema (management), Catherine Machalinski (faculty)
The PRC has just begun to read the 2016-17 program reviews. They are looking forward to incorporating knowledge from the technology committee, as they continue to refine their process and templates.
For more information, please visit the Program Review Committee website.
Current co-chairs: Laura Cremin (staff), Obed Vazquez (management)
BC continues to discuss phase three (equitability of budgets).
To gain better transparency to inform the campus community about resource allocations, BC is proposing the use of additional object codes.
Printer cost efficiency continues to be discussed and a pilot project is underway for making supply purchases through the bookstore.
For more information, please visit the Budget Committee website.
Current co-chairs: John Nahlen (management); Laura Burns (faculty)
AS has recently been participating in multiple college-wide conversations regarding: the Educational Master Plan, Professional Development, and institutional goal setting.
AS recently co-hosted the second annual tri-college AS meeting at the district office, where representatives from DVC, LMC, and CCC discussed academic and professional matters related to Strong Workforce and CTE faculty, and reviewed equivalency procedures for hiring faculty across the district.
AS committees continue their hard work on: curriculum, Distance Education, SLO's, scheduling, Student Services, scholarships, tutoring, and professional development.
A shout out to the coordinators, chairs, and committee members for all they do for our students!
For more information, please visit the Academic Senate website.
Current leadership: Beth McBrien, president; John Freytag, vice-president
CS welcomed Chancellor Wood to their meeting on May 3.
In addition CS:
For more information, please visit the Classified Senate website.
Current leadership: Marisa Greenberg, president; Renee Savage, vice president
For the charges and functions of the above committees, please visit the links to each committee above.
All DVC constituencies, including our students, can access our governance committee minutes and agendas through the public website.