The Planning Council serves as the point of consensus in a participatory process that identifies and analyzes issues of significance to the college community and develops recommended solutions or actions. Through the Planning Council, the president obtains recommendations for planning, budget allocation priorities and performance targets. The council also evaluates the use of planning and assessment results to improve the processes of teaching and learning, operations and student services.
The Planning Council is an integral part of the institutional effectiveness process at Daytona State College. It supports the college’s commitment to establish institutional effectiveness and reinforces the college’s emphasis on quality programs and services. It also builds a culture of continuous improvement and informed decision making.
The membership of the Planning Council is comprised of the following:
- 16 faculty (50%)
- 5 constituent heads (Faculty Senate, Administrative, Professional, Career, SGA)
- 4 administrators
- 4 professional employees
- 4 career service employees
Total membership: 33
Planning Council members are appointed by the president to serve a two-year term. Faculty comprise at least half of the council and provide a diverse representation of all schools and campuses. The head of each employee constituent group serves on the council and the president of the Student Government Association participates as the student representative. Administrators, professional and career employees each have four representatives in addition to their constituent heads. The president accepts recommendations for membership from the Faculty Senate and other employee constituent groups, as well as from the senior executive staff. Council members may be re-appointed, but it is expected that there will be opportunities for new appointees each year.