January 20, 2010
PART II: BACK TO THE FUTURE
We are re-inventing DVC by restructuring and renewing what we do best --- providing learning opportunities for our students to reach their educational goals. Many thanks to those of you who were able to attend our all-college focus group Flex activity today, Part II: Back to the Future. We had about 160 faculty, staff, and administrators in attendance. The information gathered today will be very helpful as we move through the 2010-11 budget process. We will NOT have a projected budget until the end of February and we will have a very short three – four week time period to come up with our budget reductions. Therefore, it was important that we get some initial information to help in budget planning.
All the ideas and values presented today will be forwarded to our Integration Council, our college-wide “think-tank,” as it addresses the following question: “What kinds of consolidations of responsibilities and functions, changes in our services, restructuring in how we do business, or changes to other functional areas, should DVC consider in order to maintain our values and fulfill our Mission?”
For those who were not able to come, we asked this all-college focus group two questions: