governance at a glance

Progress and Decisions – October 2015

Summer is a fading memory as your governance leaders and committee members wasted no time getting started with a “test-drive” of our new governance structure. Read about what is happening.

In this issue:


Accreditation Update

The Accreditation Follow-Up Report has been finalized and will get a second read at the October 7, 2015 Governing Board meeting.

After final board approval, the report will be delivered to the ACCJC on/before October 15, 2015.
On November 4-5, 2015, DVC will host a visiting team from the ACCJC.

Strategic Plan Implementation Group

The Strategic Plan Implementation Group (Ted Wieden, Andy Barlow, Laurie Lema) has been working on the following priorities:

  • Advising College Council on outcomes and processes aligned with the Strategic Plan;
  • Recommending revisions and updates of DVC governance procedures to College Council;
  • Working with the Research, Planning and Evaluation Committee on aligning its outcomes and processes with the Strategic Plan;
  • Advancing 26 selected proposals through the innovation process.
    (Seven have been implemented, and the rest are in various stages of further development.) A report to the college on these proposals was distributed earlier this month.


Governance Committee and Council Reports

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 new governance website.

Bookmark our governance meeting calendar to always keep up with what is going on in college governance.

College Council (CC)

CC has held several meetings since the start of the fall 2015 term. Key agenda items include:

  • The approval of DVC's Follow-Up Report to the ACCJC;
  • The disbanding of the Institutional Planning Committee (thanking members for their service);
  • Providing general direction to the Integration Council to continue its work reading program reviews and ranking resource requests;
  • Meeting with representatives from the Budget Committee to review the committee's role in the revised governance structure;
  • Planning and hosting of the first open forum (on governance) held on Sept. 24.
    Sixty-seven members of the college community engaged in a wide-ranging dialog covering many topics including governance, innovation and staffing.


For more information, please visit:
the College Council website
Current Chairs: John Freytag (faculty) and Lesley Agostino (classified)

Integration Council (IC)

Program review writing season has arrived. IC and the program review committee have instituted changes to the program review process:

  • Each program will now complete a comprehensive program review every four years.
  • Program reviews are staggered so a quarter of the programs complete a comprehensive review each year.
  • Programs may still choose to submit an optional annual program review, for more timely resource requests.


This fall, IC is preparing to evaluate resource requests. The council is participating in trainings, updating scoring methods, and discussing themes. All resource requests should ultimately support the College Strategic Plan, and lead to programmatic improvement.

For more information, please visit:
the Integration Council website
Current co-chairs: Laura Cremin (staff), Obed Vazquez (management)

Budget Committee (BC)

BC is awaiting specific direction from the College Council as to how they are going to proceed with their work and how that work will fit into the new governance structure.

For more information, please visit:
the Budget Committee website
Current co-chairs: Bret Peppo (faculty) and an open management position

Research, Planning and Evaluation Committee (RPEC)

The RPEC has met twice and is now fully staffed with five faculty (C. Machalinski, T. Fannin, M. Akiyama, K. Keating and A. Barlow), two classified (A. Albright, and M. Greenberg), and three managers (K. Tribble, T. Young and T. Wieden.)

  • The committee is currently reviewing outcomes that the college must achieve and establishing goals for the 2015-16 academic year.
  • The committee is reviewing current research on best practices to increase student success and achievement.
  • The committee will review enrollment data to identify possible strategies for increasing enrollment.


This committee does not yet have a webpage, but it is coming soon.
Current Chairs: Ted Wieden (management), Catherine Machalinski (faculty)

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.