Planning Council Subcommittees are working groups that support the Planning Council by researching issues and developing potential solutions. Subcommittees provide proposals for new initiatives, recommendations for budget allocations, evaluation and assessment reports, and other information that might be useful to the Planning Council for informed decision-making. Two co-chairs are appointed annually by the President to lead each subcommittee. Subcommittee members are recommended by the subcommittee co-chairs and confirmed and appointed by the President. Subcommittee co-chairs also serve a one-year term ending in June. Co-chairs and subcommittee members may be re-appointed, but it is expected that there will be opportunities for new appointees each year. Co-chairs and subcommittee members are not members of the Planning Council itself.
The results of the subcommittees’ work are presented to the Planning Council for review and approval through a consensus process. Planning Council recommendations are forwarded to the President and Senior Executive Staff for action. The Senior Executive Staff may accept the recommendations in whole or in part, modify the recommendations or send an issue back to the Planning Council for further work.
The Planning Council operates with a standing subcommittee structure that includes the following 6 standing subcommittees/teams:
Academic Success Committee
Administrative Review Committee
Falcon Ideas Committee
Institutional Success Committee
Instructional Program Review Committee
- Teaching and Learning Committee
Ad hoc subcommittees may be convened to accomplish a specific task or study a specific issue, such as retention, to see what opportunities the College may have to enhance student learning or improve institutional effectiveness.