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 Vision

Los Angeles City College is an urban oasis of learning that educates minds, opens hearts, and celebrates community.

 Charge/Mission

The charge of the SGC is to develop recommendations to the college president on policies and procedures which affect the campus.  The SGC is a deliberative body that sets the institutional agenda for the college and monitors the college’s progress toward achieving its goals.

The SGC will be prohibited from undermining the authority of the unions on matters within the scope of collective bargaining and from interfering with the role of the Academic Senate as the authoritative voice of the faculty on academic and professional matters.

 Committee Structure

Meeting Times: The SGC meets on the first Monday of the month.

Quorum:  A quorum will consist of 50 percent of the voting members plus one (11) with at least three of the four constituencies represented (faculty, classified, students and administration).  Every effort will be made to reach consensus on proposed actions. 

Open Meetings:  All meetings of the Shared Governance Council will be open and public.

Conduct of Meetings:  When a vote is taken, it will be a roll call vote, except in case of the election of a chair or an objection.

 College Mission

As a comprehensive community college, Los Angeles City College offers life-long learning opportunities and provides programs, coursework, support, and guidance to develop and sustain a community of learners--both near and far--with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for optimal growth and achievement in their personal and professional lives.

Los Angeles City College primarily serves students who are eighteen years of age or older; the college also extends outreach to anyone with ability to benefit from the programs and services provided.

Los Angeles City College offers post-secondary lower division arts and sciences coursework, career and technical education, and essential skills classes designed to provide students with degrees, certificates, and fundamental skills. The primary mission includes the following educational components enabling students to complete:

  • a curriculum designed for transfer to a four-year university
  • an associate degree and/or certificate leading directly to entrance into the work force
  • an essential skills program designed to assist underprepared students and others who seek special assistance to achieve their educational goals

The College affirms the fundamental roles of English as a Second Language (ESL), essential skills, and support services that are intrinsic to student success at the post-secondary level.

The College promotes awareness of local, regional, state, and global development; fosters skills that enhance personal growth and contribute to success in the workplace; and encourages cooperative efforts aimed at sustainability of the community and its environment.

 BACKGROUND PHILOSOPHY

California Assembly Bill 1725 set forth the specific areas in which faculty, staff and students should be involved with the decision-making process of the institution.  This shared decision-making, known as “shared governance,” has as its goal to have the college arrive at decisions and solutions that are made better through the expertise of the participants and made more acceptable through the shared process.

Shared governance, simply stated, is shared involvement in the decision-making process in a climate of mutual trust.  It means involving all those affected by the decision in the process: faculty, classified staff, students, and administration.

The shared governance model envisioned in AB 1725 is based on cooperation, mutual trust, honesty, and consensus and shared values rather than on confrontation; the process is designed to consider various options openly and creatively rather than to defend alternatives.  In this model, shared governance emphasizes the expansion of options and opportunities among individuals who share in a common goal of providing quality education.

 
 

 Membership

The SGC is composed of twenty (20) voting representatives from the following constituencies.

Faculty Representatives (9)

  • President, Academic Senate  (1)
  • Chair, Academic Senate Curriculum Committee  (1)
  • Chair, Academic Senate  Educational Planning Committee  (1)
  • Chair, Department Chairs Caucus  (1)
  • President, L.A. College Faculty Guild, 1521  (1)
  • Chair, AFT Work Environment Committee  (1)
  • Appointed Representatives, L.A. College Faculty Guild, 1521  (2)
  • Chair, Staff and Organizational Development Committee (1)

Classified Representatives (4)

  • Chapter Chair, AFT Classified Staff Guild Local 1521A  (1)
  •  Appointed Representatives Building and Construction Trades Council  (1)
  • Appointed Representative County Schools Employees Union Local 99  (1)
  • Appointed Representative Supervisory Employees’ Local 721  (1)

Student Representatives (2)

  • President, Associated Student Body Government  (1)
  • Vice President, Associated Student Body Government  (1)

Administration Representatives  (5)

  • Vice President, Academic Affairs  (1)
  • Vice President, Administrative Services  (1)
  • Vice President, Student Services  (1)
  • Chapter  Chair, Teamsters Local 911  (1)
  • Representative, Administration – Appointed by the College President  (1)

In addition, SGC consists of the following seven (7) ex-officio and resource members.

  • College President (1)
  • Dean, Academic Planning and Research (1)
  • Chair, Student Learning Outcomes Taskforce  (1)
  • Chair, Bond Steering Committee  (1)
  • Secretary, SGC  (1)
  • Co-Chair, Technology Steering Committee  (1)
  • Manager, Information Systems/Technology Unit (1)
 
 

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