Governance meetings are open to all members of the campus community and all are encouraged to attend. For up-to-date information and documents on governance, please visit our governance website.
Bookmark our governance meeting calendar to always keep up with what is going on in college governance.
The college is ramping up for the 2020 Self-Evaluation Report for the Accrediting
Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. About 50 staff, faculty, and managers
are participating on writing teams. Teams are researching current practices and collecting
evidence of how we are meeting accreditation standards. Drafts will be shared with
the entire college as they are written and your feedback will be of value at that
time. Watch for future updates!
For more information, please visit: Accreditation website, Becky Opsata, accreditation liaison
Exciting things are happening with the work of creating Guided Pathways for our students! A new Student Advisory Council is being formed. This council will assist GP planning by serving as a sounding board and focus group to provide needed student input.
GP design teams are working with the AB705 planning team, discipline faculty, and the Counseling Department to draft communications with recommendations for our students to help them choose a path of study.
Finally, an Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Project Resource Team (PRT) visited the college early last fall to help us identify a project of focus to support our GP work. After meeting separately with GP design teams, the PRT said the outcome was quite apparent: the college could benefit from working on communication.
After submitting the detailed work plan, the college has received grant funding of $200,000 from the state toward these efforts. First up on the timeline will be bringing together a college wide communication committee to assist in hiring a communication consultant and support this work as it moves forward.
For more information, please visit the Guided Pathways website
Current tri-chairs: Becky Opsata (management), Kris Koblik (faculty) and Lupe Dannels (faculty)
For more information, please visit the College Council website
Current Chairs: John Freytag (faculty) and Jessica Martin (classified)
The RPEC has a full slate of projects for the spring.
For more information, please visit the Research, Planning and Evaluation Committee website
Current Chairs: Becky Opsata (management), Catherine Machalinski (faculty)
The PRC has started work on reading the reports submitted in the fall 2018 term. The committee will evaluate requests and rank them for final considerations and review of CC and the President.
For more information, please visit the Program Review Committee website
Current co-chairs: Raymond Martin (classified), Obed Vazquez (management)
The BC is in the process of reviewing and, if appropriate, revising its charge and function, membership, and budget development timeline. The intention is to strengthen the link between planning and budget allocation recommendations, and revitalize the level of engagement in this process.
It is also the goal of the committee to increase transparency in sharing budget information and committee recommendations. This review, and any recommended changes/additions, will occur during the spring. The goal is to fully implement this documented and college approved process during the next budget cycle. In the meantime, BC will increase its level of engagement in budget review and resource allocation this spring term.
For more information, please visit the Budget Committee Website
Current chair: Carol Hilton (management)
An ASC workgroup presented a draft of an Academic Freedom philosophy statement to Senate council, who unanimously voted to approve and send forward to Faculty Senate Coordinating Council (the three district Academic Senate presidents), who also approved unanimously. The philosophy statement will be presented to the district Coordinating Council for discussion.
In other business, Beth Hauscarriague and Carissa Urbalejo did a presentation on Starfish for Senate Council that was very well received.
The ASC also recently approved an updated mission statement for DVC, and approved plans based on the Partnership Resource Team's recommendations for improving communications at the college.
For more information, please visit the Academic Senate Website
Current leadership: Beth McBrien, president; John Freytag, vice-president
Be on the lookout for a CS sponsored Spring Break PD event! Planning is underway for the 25th anniversary of JobLinks! Classified are encouraged to attend these great professional development activities.
For more information, please visit the Classified Senate website
Current leadership: Marisa Greenberg, president; Jessica Martin, vice president
For the charges and functions of the above committees, please visit the links to each
All DVC constituencies, including our students, can access our governance committee minutes and agendas through the public website.