Governance at a glance - November 2011

governance at a glance - november 2011

November 2011
The college governance committees are hard at work this semester, and a lot is being accomplished. Here are some of the highlights.

College Council (CC)
The CC is working with the Budget Committee (BC) and the Integration Council (IC) to implement the untested college planning and resource allocation processes for the first time. The council has accepted the Integration Council Program Review Reading/Ranking Process Summary Report (approved by the IC on 5/6/2011) to be used by the BC. The council intends to engage the IC in a conversation to improve mutual understanding and the college's governance processes.

The CC reviewed and accepted most of the 2010-11 college operational committee self-evaluation reports. Discussions on the charge and function of the Enrollment Management Committee, the relationship between the Facilities Committee and the Environmental Sustainability Committee, and the relationship between the Foundations for College Success Committee and the Student Equity Committee continue. Review of the college governance committees is next.

John Purkis is the new student vice-chair filling an important student leadership role. Regular meetings have been extended to two hours (from 1 ½) for this year -- a retreat is being considered.

For more detailed information from the College Council:
https://insite.4cd.edu/orgs/caco/dvc/org-dvccc/default.aspx
Current Chairs: Ann Patton (classified) and Rachel Westlake (management)


Institutional Planning Council / Accreditation Steering Committee (IPC)
IPC tasked a sub-group to research consultants that may be able to assist the committee with the development of a meaningful and inclusive college wide planning process proposal.

The council had an insightful pro-bono consultation with a DVC alum and planning expert. College leaders representing a variety of areas on campus participated. IPC is hopeful that this is the beginning of positive, significant changes in our planning practices.

For more information, please visit:
https://insite.4cd.edu/orgs/caco/dvc/org-dipc/default.aspx
Current Chairs: Despina Prapavessi (faculty) and Emily Stone (management)


Integration Council (IC)
The Integration Council is examining the program review process, and working to make it more streamlined, effective and timely. The IC is also identifying funding priorities based on the 2010-2011 program reviews, as listed in the IC Final Report for 2010-2011.

For more information, please visit:
https://insite.4cd.edu/orgs/caco/dvc/org-dic/default.aspx
Current Chairs: Andy Barlow (faculty) and Kim Schenk (management)


Budget Committee (BC)
The Budget Committee is preparing the annual budget plan for 2011-2012. Funds for this year's allocation process may be available.

The committee is working with the fall, 2011 CC-accepted Integration Council Program Review Reading/Ranking Process Summary Report. The committee wants to recommend an annual budget plan to CC at their December meeting.

Next meeting is November 18th at which the first draft of the budget plan will be revised. A standing agenda item is to make progress towards phase three (resource reallocation) in the show-cause report. The committee intends to articulate the outcomes desired from this resource reallocation process and get agreement from the CC on the outcomes; then they will design a reallocation plan.

For more detailed information from the Budget Committee:
https://insite.4cd.edu/orgs/caco/dvc/org-dbc/default.aspx
Current chairs: John Hanecak (faculty), second chair is Ray Goralka (management)


College Governance Calendar for November
Meetings are open, everyone is invited.

Institutional Planning Committee Meeting
Media Conference Room (L-151)
Wed, Nov 02     2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Integration Council Meeting
Community Conference Center
Fri, Nov 04    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

College Council Meeting
Community Conference Center
Mon, Nov 14    2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Institutional Planning Committee Meeting
Media Conference Room (L-151)
Wed, Nov 16    2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Budget Committee Meeting
Community Conference Center
Fri, Nov 18    9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

College Council Meeting
Community Conference Center
Mon, Nov 28    2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Institutional Planning Committee Meeting
Media Conference Room (L-151)
Wed, Nov 30    2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

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

A huge thank you to Jeanie Dewhurst and Shemila Johnson for making it possible for ALL DVC constituencies, including our students, to access our governance committee minutes and agendas through the Insite portal. Follow links above or log on to the portal, click on the committee tab, and scroll down to the list of DVC committees.

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