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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Strategic Planning Committee​


Makes recommendations, as appropriate, to the Academic Senate on academic issues and College Council on institution-wide strategic goal and priority setting and accountability for student success.  This committee is charged with creating and monitoring the college’s mission and Educational and Strategic Master Plan (ESMP) for student success, which includes all of the goals and objectives traditionally associated with educational master planning, technology planning, matriculation planning, equity planning, enrollment management and other forms of goal setting that have a direct impact on student learning and success.​


I.       Drafting, revising, and overseeing the implementation of the college’s ESMP
II.  Developing annual college planning goals and objectives
III. Overseeing sub-committees and implementation teams responsible for specific college-wide objectives in the ESMP and annual plans
IV. Communicating to the college community through direct biennial reports and through the committee structure on progress towards completion of ESMP goals, progress on improving student achievement and learning, and news about additional student success efforts.
V.  Oversee, evaluate and coordinate institutional planning processes (except for facilities planning) and its mechanisms for measuring college objectives and outcomes
VI.  Serve as the Achieving the Dream Core Team
VII.Review and analyze data for assigned ESMP objectives/strategies, review unit planning objectives related to the committee’s ESMP responsibilities and identify any college-level actions needed to improve college performance on the ESMP objective/strategy

 Membership (by position/representation)



Strategic Planning Committee voting membership is limited to 17, including:
·   9 faculty members
    1 Academic Senate President or designee
    1 AFT Chapter President or designee
    1 Curriculum Chair/VP of AS)
    1 Chair of Chairs, 1 EPPIC Chair
    1 Staff Development Coordinator
    1 SLO Coordinator
    1 Achieving the Dream Coordinator
    1 Work Environment Coordinator
    1 Student Services faculty (appointed by Academic Senate)
·   6 Administrators
          Vice President, Academic Affairs or designee
          Vice President, Student Services or designee
          Vice President, Administrative Services or designee
          Director of Facilities
          Dean of CTE/Workforce
          Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
·    Staff
          1 Classified representative appointed by the AFT 1521A Chapter President
·    Students
1 ASG President or designee
·   Resources
Accreditation Faculty Co-Chair
Sub-Committee Chairs       
·   Members are appointed annually



 ESMP Accountability

I.     At the beginning of the academic year, the committee will receive ESMP progress updates for the assigned ESMP objective/strategy.  The committee will review colege progress on achieving the objectives. This review will include an analysis of the data and other relevant evidence to determine any actions that would lead to improvement in the measure.  This review may include:
a.       Review of college performance on the assigned measure and make recommendations for changing the existing college standards or targets.
b.      Identify priority areas for the college within the assigned ESMP objective/strategy and recommendations for college priorities to College Council.
c.       Recommend specific actions to College Council, with anticipated resource needs identified, to improve the measure.
d.      Refer any programs-specific issues to EPPIC for review and action by EPPIC as appropriate.
II.     At the beginning of the Spring semester, the committee will receive summaries of unit planning objectives for assigned ESMP objectives/strategies, recommend college-level actions informed by those unit planning objectives and provide updates on existing committee action plans.  As appropriate, the resources required to accomplish recommended actions, including approximate cost, will be identified and forwarded to the College Council for approval of the action as a recommendation to the College President.
III.      At the end of the academic year, the committee will provide a progress report on the committee’s recommended college actions as part of the annual committee assessment.  The progress report will include a summary of the college-level improvements anticipated as a result of the recommended actions.
IV.      All actions and recommendations of the committee shall be consistent with the college Integrated Planning Process as mutually agreed to by the Academic Senate and the College President.

 Operating Procedures


I.   Meetings

a.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month from 12:30-2:00 PM in the President’s Conference Room.  Subcommittees, work groups and task forces meet on the 4th Wednesday and as needed.

b.  Meetings are open to the campus community

c.  Minutes are made available both electronically and as hard copies

II.  Committee Co-Chairs – The committee shall have an administrator co-chair and a faculty co-chair.  The administrator co-chair is appointed by the College President, and the faculty co-chair is appointed by the Academic Senate President.  Co-chairs that are not chosen from the designated membership of the committee are non-voting.

III.    Decision Making/Recommendations

a.   Whenever possible the committee makes its decisions by consensus.  If consensus is not reached, then decisions are made by majority vote.  As much as possible, decisions are made during the academic year to allow for adequate review by college constituencies.  Recommendations are forwarded to the College Council for review and approval.

b.  The committee will review and validate the college planning processes and review and revise the college planning handbook as needed.  Changes to planning processes and the handbook arising from process validation require approval from the Academic Senate. 

IV. Communication

a.   The committee makes regular reports to the Educational Policies and Program Integrity Committee (EPPIC), the Academic Senate and the College Council

b.  Members of the committee are notified of meetings and provided the proposed agenda and meeting materials at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting date and time.

c.   The agenda and all meeting materials are posted online.


 Subcommittees/Task forces/Workgroups

    I. Standing subcommittees may be created by majority vote of the Strategic Planning Committee.  The SPC will define the purpose and responsibilities of its subcommittees.
    II.    Task forces and workgroups are ad hoc subcommittees and may be created by majority vote of the SPC.  Such bodies are assigned specific tasks to be completed by an agreed-upon deadline and are dissolved once the assigned task is completed.
    III. Members of standing subcommittees, task forces and workgroups need not be members of the SPC.  While the SPC will determine the membership composition by constituency, members are appointed by the appropriate constituencies.
    IV.  The standing subcommittees are:
      a.       Committee on Pathways for Student Success (COMPASS)
      b.      Enrollment Management Team
      c.       Staff & Organizational Development
      d.      Technology Planning
      e.      Student Success and Support Program (SSSP)
      This document will be reviewed each academic year.

 Plan Linkages


I.        ACCJC Accreditation Standards IA.3, IA.4, IB, II.A.2.f, IIB, IIC, IIIA.5, IIIA.6, IIIB, IIIC, IIID.1, IIID.4, IV.A

II.      The Strategic Planning Committee is directly involved in the execution of the ESMP, driven by the College Mission and in alignment with the District Strategic Plan.

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