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Committee on Pathways for Student Success (COMPASS)


COMPASS is a standing subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) and serves the following purposes:
  • To review and analyze data for assigned ESMP objective and/or strategy, review unit planning objectives related to the committee’s ESMP responsibilities and identify additional actions needed to improve college performance on the ESMP objective and/or strategies
  • To make recommendations to SPC on data collection needs, including planning and organizing focus group interviews
  • To make recommendations to SPC on basic skills planning priorities
  • In collaboration with SSSP and Noncredit, to help develop and revise, if needed, the Integrated Plan
  • To monitor activities and budgets of Student Equity activities in the Integrated Plan
  • To be in charge of Oversight of BSI Allocation.
  • To develop and monitor with EPPIC the Institutional Set-Standards for College-wide Improvement.

COMPASS Membership

Faculty (12)​
  • Counselor (1)
  • Transfer Center Director (1)
  • English/ESL (1)
  • Math (1)
  • Library (1)
  • Learning Skills (1)
  • At-large faculty, including one CTE (3)
  • Ralph Bunche Scholars Director (1)
  • Office of Special Services (1)

Administration (4)

  • Dean of Academic Affairs (1)
  • Dean of Student Services (1)
  • Administrative Services (1)
  • Assistant Dean of Non-credit (1)

Staff (1)

  • AFT 1521A (1)

Students (1)
  • ASG Representative (1)
  • Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Campus Researcher
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs

Ex-officio Members (nonvoting)
  • Academic Senate President
  • EPICC Chair
  • Matriculation Coordinator
  • Curriculum Chair

Operating Procedures

  1. Meetings
    1. Meetings are held on the 4th Mondays of the month from 12:45 to 2:15PM in the President’s Conference Room.
    2. Meetings are open to the campus community.
    3. Minutes are made available both electronically and as hard copies.
  2. Committee Co-Chairs
    The administration co-chair is appointed by the College President. 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.
  3. Decision Making/Recommendations
    1. Whenever possible the committee makes its decision 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 Strategic Planning Committee for review and approval.
    2. The committee will review and validate the college planning processes. Changes to planning processes arising from process validation require approval from the Academic Senate.
  4. Communication
    1. The committee makes regular reports to Strategic Planning Committee, Academic Senate and College Council as part of SPC and the Integrated Plan.
    2. Members of the committee are notified at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting date and time.
    3. The agenda and all meeting materials are posted online.

ESMP Accountability

  1. At the beginning of Fall semester, the committee will receive ESMP measure updates for its assigned ESMP objective and/or strategy. The committee will review and analyze the data sets to identify possible college actions that could lead to improvement in the measure. The results of this review and analysis may include:
    1. Reviewing of college performance on the assigned measure and make recommendations for revising the existing college standards or targets as needed.
    2. Identify areas of concern that warrant immediate attention for the college.
    3. Make recommendations through the college governance structure for actions to improve the measure.
    4. Refer specific programs to SPC for action as appropriate.
  2. In the beginning of Spring semester, the committee will receive EPPIC’s Summary of Program Review results. As appropriate the committee will make recommendations through the college governance structure for actions to help the college meet its ESMP objectives.
  3. At the end of Spring semester, the committee will provide a status report on the committee actions as part of annual committee assessment.

Subcommittees/Task Forces/ Workgroups

  1. Task forces and workgroups are ad hoc subcommittees and may be created by majority vote. Such bodies are assigned specific tasks to be completed by an agreed-upon deadline and are dissolved once the assigned task is completed.
  2. Members of task forces and workgroups need not be members of COMPASS. While COMPASS may determine the membership composition by constituency, members are appointed by the appropriate constituencies.

This document will be reviewed each academic year.

Plan Linkages

  1. ACCJC Accreditation Standards: IA, IB
  2. COMPASS 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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