The College Council has three primary functions: planning, issue management, and communication.
The college planning function includes the college Educational Master Plan (EPM), thereby developing the college's Educational Strategic Plan, the EMP includes the Program Review annual needs prioritization, Technology Plan, Five Year Construction & Facilities Plan, Enrollment Management Plan, Basic Skills Plan, and Professional Development Plan. College Council reviews each of the plans and analyzes each for budget impact and provides recommendations to the President.
The issue management function takes place as campus ussues are presented to the College Council and referred to the appropriate college committee for review, consideration, and recommendation to the President.
The communication function is served by the College Council as the central communication venue for college governance issues icluding budget, in that all constituent groups are represented and are responsible for reporting and disseminating of information to their appointing body.
*College Council is currently in the process of developing, reviewing, and approving the following documents:
Working Draft of the Governance Handbook (working draft)
Student Services Success Plan (for review)
Accreditation 2014 Self Evaluation Report-draft: http://www.valleycollege.edu/accreditation/Accreditation_Standards
Finalized Program Review list (approved)
The next College Council meeting will be held in August, 2014 (as soon as meeting dates are finalized they will be listed on this website).
Unless otherwise noted, standing meetings are not held during the summer.