Governance at a Glance

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February 4, 2011

The District Budget Forums

Chancellor Helen Benjamin and Kindred Murillo visited DVC last Thursday to share the most current information that district has about the budget.

  • The following is a link to Helen’s slide presentation: Documents/January 2011 Budget Forum.pdf 

Budget Committee

The Budget Committee met last Friday morning to go over the details of the current budget projections. Later that afternoon President Garcia and Chris Leivas, vice president of finance administration, held a campus forum to discuss the same information with a broader campus audience.

The 11-12 budget deficit is projected to be approximately $5.2 million.

The Budget Committee will know more by March 1, and will be able to fine tune their projections.

Classified Senate budget meetings with the president

In addition to the college budget forum, the Classified Senate sponsored two meetings with the president, mostly on budget matters, to provide staff the opportunity to get honest and straightforward answers to some of their questions.

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  • The next Classified Senate meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16, 9-10:30 a.m. L-151
  • Current leadership: Ann Patton, president; Coleen Lento, vice president

Academic Senate

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  • The next Academic Senate meeting will be held Feb. 8, 2-4 p.m., Community Conference Center
  • Current leadership: Laurie Lema, president; Keith Mikolavich, vice president

College Council

College Council would like to invite all faculty, staff and managers to attend a College Council meeting.

In the upcoming meeting they will decide on the College Council revised charge, discuss the Institutional Level Student Learning Outcome, the Budget Committee’s recommendation, and the Styrofoam resolution presented by ASDVC, Classified Senate, and Academic Senate.

This semester the Council agenda will include completing the evaluation for all committees, and working on recommendations from the Integration Council for resource reallocation, as well as other items. All are welcome.

Institutional Planning Council

The co-chairs of IPC (Despina and Emily) began a dialogue with the leads of all nine college wide plans about how these plans will best serve the college. There was consensus to continue this dialogue with the goal to integrate college wide planning with the program review process, as well as to develop a through line for plan development, implementation, and evaluation. More information will be shared soon, through the colleges constituency groups.

The Integration Council

The Integration Council is planning a discussion on the scheduling process and its relation to the college vision.

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