College Planning Council
Recommendations from standing college committees;Recommendations from other campus groups or councils formed to study specific topics or issues affecting the campus at large.
To disseminate critically important information, to ensure open communication, to promote genuine involvement before and while decisions are made, and to provide for inclusive participation of all campus constituencies.
The CPC is responsible to:
Oversee all aspects of the college planning and accreditation processes;Review and update progress annually on the implementation of the college’s Strategic Plan;Review and approve the college’s Accreditation Self-Study;Oversee the development and integration of the college’s Educational Master Plan, Facilities Master Plan, and Strategic Plan;Provide counsel to the President in matters of institutional operations, including but not limited to budgeting, planning, facilities, technology, diversity and external priorities.
Recommendations of the CPC will be in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, and shall not conflict with the Academic Senate’s rights and shared governance as provided by AB 1725 and/or District policy.
The College Planning Council (CPC) comprises:
The College President (ex-officio, non-voting)College Planning Council (CPC) members:5 Administrators (appointed by the President)5 Faculty (4 appointed by Senate and 1 appointed by FA)5 Classified Staff (appointed by CSEA)5 Students (appointed by AS President with 1 AS officer)
It is intended that the membership of the CPC will be reflective of and equally representative of the quadripartite structure of the college.
Additional ad hoc ex-officio members may be added as needed (e.g. during the accreditation process) in order to assure that required expertise is available to the CPC.
The Vice President of Academic Affairs serves as the Chair of the CPC. All appointed members are expected to represent their constituency groups. If there is an area lacking representation, a request shall go out to the constituency leadership.
When involved in institutional planning for San Jose City College, the CPC will be sure all aspects of the Mission Statement are being represented. Student equity, equal opportunity, and equal access for all students are implicit in the activities and programs related to the mission.
1. Unless otherwise noted in the committee charge and bylaws, the College Planning Council (CPC) will operate according to decision-making procedures currently accepted on the campus. Consensus will be sought on all issues; when voting, all votes will be deemed equal in value. Action items approved by CPC by majority vote of a quorum of the members will be taken by the President to the responsible groups or party to be implemented.
2. Standard meeting agenda will allow a brief period for public comments so that any member of the college community may speak on appropriate items within specific time limits established by the CPC.
3. Meeting agenda items will be posted and explanatory comments listed in order that non-members will be informed and know when to attend and participate if they so desired.
4. Anyone in the college community may submit an item for the CPC agenda. Agendas will be sent by e-mail to all SJCC staff and the SJCC Associated Students Officers and Commissioners at least 72 hours before each meeting. Draft meeting minutes will be reviewed by the Council and then will be sent to all SJCC staff. Approved minutes will be posted to the campus Infostore in a timely manner. All other CPC documents will be reviewed by the CPC membership before being posted campus-wide.
5. Each action item on the agenda related to institutional planning will be preceded by at least one hearing on the item at a previous meeting.
6. Meetings shall not be cancelled without the consensus of all the constituencies.
7. It is important that the CPC reinforce the distinction between policy/shared governance decisions and operational decisions. Normally, the College President will make this distinction and will inform the CPC. However, if there is a disagreement, the President will consult with the CPC and the governance representatives to arrive at a resolution.
8. This Institutional Planning Guide will be reviewed at least every three (3) years or as needed.
The College Planning Council meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00am in SC-204. The meeting dates for fall 2014 are as follows:
Below are the CPC documents, agendas, and minutes for your convenience.
Dr. Elaine Burns
Dr. Byron BrelandInterim President