governance at a glance september 2014

Progress and Decisions – September 2014

With summer break a now distant memory and an accreditation visit just around the corner, we are back into full swing with a busy fall term. Read about what is happening.

In this issue:


Accreditation team visit – October 6-9

Twelve colleagues, all from California Community Colleges, will visit DVC to verify what we have submitted in our report. 

DVC's Institutional Self Evaluation Report is available online through the Accreditation link on theDVC homepage.  This document was approved by the CCCCD Governing Board on June 25 and has been submitted to the ACCJC and external evaluation team.

If you are unable to read the entire 520 page Institutional Self Evaluation Report, please read the Executive Summary also posted on the Accreditation page.

Governance committee and council reports

Governance meetings are open to all members of the campus community. For up-to-date information on governance and the various documents, please visit our new governance website.

College Council (CC)

College Council is currently working on aligning recently written plans such as the Information Technology, Professional Development and Developmental Education Plans with the Strategic Plan. They are also working to formalize the coordination of the co-chairs for DVC’s four governance committees: the Budget Committee, Integration Council and Institutional Planning Council. And lastly, CC is exploring ways to expedite the decision-making and allocation process.

For more information, please visit: 
the College Council website

Current Chairs: Stacey Shears (management) and Patrick Leong (faculty - interim vice chair for fall 2014)

Integration Council (IC)

The Integration Council (IC) has finished ranking the program review requests and will be meeting on September 12 to do a final review of both the resource rankings and the narrative assessment of college-wide themes.  IC members will add their final comments regarding the program review reading and ranking process to the report; the finished report will be sent out to both Budget Committee and College Council the following week. IC is also working with the Faculty Senate Program Review Task Force to continue to streamline and improve the program review reading and ranking process.

For more information, please visit: 
the Integration Council website

Current Chairs: Beth McBrien (faculty) and Marina Crouse (faculty)

Budget Committee (BC)

The Budget Committee is working on "Phase III" which involves the review and analysis of current operating budget allocations for all college units.  The committee will develop and submit operating budget recommendations for the allocation of new ongoing funds and possible re-distribution of existing funds.
In addition, the BC is beginning work on the 2014 -15 annual budget plan which will be based on available funds, prioritized program reviews, college wide plans and district and state mandates.

For more information, please visit:
the Budget Committee website

Current chairs: Michael Almaguer (management), second chair, Katrina Keating (faculty)

Institutional Planning Council (IPC)

IPC will update the College Wide Planning Template to align it with the college’s new Strategic Plan. The new version of the template will incorporate suggestions from the three committees who used it last year in writing new plans (Technology Plan, Developmental Education Plan, and Professional Development Plan).

IPC will work with other governance committees to enhance integrated planning at the college in alignment with the new strategic plan as part of continuous improvement. In an effort to monitor the progress of the Strategic Plan and other college wide plans, IPC will develop an evaluation process to inform the College Council and community of college planning progress.

For more information, please visit:
the Institutional Planning Council website

Current Chairs: Tish Young (management) co-chair Mauricio Najarro (faculty)

Resource allocation timeline:

The governance co-chairs and college president have agreed upon the following timeline/deadlines for the current resource allocation cycle: 

September 30, 2014 - Integration Council to provide ranked priority lists (based on program reviews) to the Budget Committee, College Council and the College President. 

November 14, 2014 – After review of rankings, Budget Committee will forward its final recommendations to College Council. 

December 12, 2014 - College Council will submit its resource allocation recommendation to the College President. 

January 24, 2015 – The College President will make a decision on the final resource allocation.

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


All DVC constituencies, including our students, can access our governance committee minutes and agendas through the public website. See links above.