College Planning Council

​College Planning Council


To counsel and to make recommendations to the President in matters that involve and affect the college as a whole, to include:
  • Recommendations from standing college committees;
  • Recommendations from other campus groups or councils formed to study specific topics or issues affecting the campus at large.
As the primary college council, the CPC will serve as the umbrella group for the various shared governance committees on campus and will bring forward to the President its recommendations, as appropriate, for consideration and implementation.


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. 

Meeting Schedule

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:

September 5, 20149:00-11:00amSC-204
September 19, 20149:00-11:00amSC-204
October 3, 20149:00-11:00amSC-204
October 17, 20149:00-11:00amSC-204
November 7, 20149:00-11:00amSC-204
November 21, 20149:00-11:00amSC-204
December 5, 20149:00-11:00amSC-204

Below are the CPC documents, agendas, and minutes for your convenience.



A. CPC Agenda - February 1, 2013 AGENDA 2.1.13.pdfA. CPC Agenda - February 1, 20132013 CPC Agendas
B. CPC Agenda - March 1, 2013 AGENDA 03-01-13.pdfB. CPC Agenda - March 1, 20132013 CPC Agendas
C. CPC Agenda - March 15, 2013 AGENDA 03-15-13.pdfC. CPC Agenda - March 15, 20132013 CPC Agendas
D. CPC Agenda - April 5, 2013 AGENDA 04-05-13.pdfD. CPC Agenda - April 5, 20132013 CPC Agendas
E. CPC Agenda - April 19, 2013 Amended AGENDA 04-19-13.pdfE. CPC Agenda - April 19, 20132013 CPC Agendas
F. CPC Agenda - May 3, 2013 AGENDA 05-03-13.pdfF. CPC Agenda - May 3, 20132013 CPC Agendas
G. CPC Agenda - May 17, 2013 AGENDA 05-17-13.pdfG. CPC Agenda - May 17, 20132013 CPC Agendas
H. CPC Agenda - September 6, 2013 CPC Agenda - September 6, 20132013 CPC Agendas
I. CPC Agenda - September20, 2013 CPC Agenda - September20, 20132013 CPC Agendas
J. CPC Agenda - October 4, 2013 CPC Agenda - October 4, 20132013 CPC Agendas
K. CPC Agenda - October 18, 2013 CPC Agenda - October 18, 20132013 CPC Agendas
L. CPC Agenda - November 1, 2013 CPC Agenda - November 1, 20132013 CPC Agendas
M. CPC Agenda - November 15, 2013 CPC Agenda - November 15, 20132013 CPC Agendas
N. CPC Agenda - December 6, 2013 CPC Agenda - December 6, 20132013 CPC Agendas
A. CPC Minutes - February 1, 2013 Meeting Minutes 2-1-13.pdfA. CPC Minutes - February 1, 20132013 CPC Minutes
B. CPC Minutes - March 1, 2013 Meeting Minutes 3-1-13.pdfB. CPC Minutes - March 1, 20132013 CPC Minutes
C. CPC Minutes - March 15, 2013 Meeting Minutes 3-15-13.pdfC. CPC Minutes - March 15, 20132013 CPC Minutes
D. CPC Minutes - April 5, 2013 Meeting Minutes 04-05-13.pdfD. CPC Minutes - April 5, 20132013 CPC Minutes
F. CPC Minutes - May 3, 2013 Meeting Minutes 05-03-13.pdfF. CPC Minutes - May 3, 20132013 CPC Minutes
G. CPC Minutes - May 17, 2013 Meeting Minutes 05-17-13.pdfG. CPC Minutes - May 17, 20132013 CPC Minutes
H. CPC Minutes - September 6, 2013 Meeting Minutes 09-06-13.pdfH. CPC Minutes - September 6, 20132013 CPC Minutes
I. CPC Minutes - September20, 2013 Meeting Minutes 09-20-13.pdfI. CPC Minutes - September20, 20132013 CPC Minutes
J. CPC Minutes - October 4, 2013 Meeting Minutes 10-04-13.pdfJ. CPC Minutes - October 4, 20132013 CPC Minutes
L. CPC Minutes - November 1, 2013 CPC Minutes - November 1, 20132013 CPC Minutes
M. CPC Minutes - November 15, 2013 CPC Minutes - November 15, 20132013 CPC Minutes
N. CPC Minutes - December 6, 2013 CPC Minutes - December 6, 20132013 CPC Minutes
A. CPC Agenda - February 7, 2014 Agenda 02-07-14.pdfA. CPC Agenda - February 7, 20142014 CPC Agendas
B. CPC Agenda - February 21, 2014 Agenda 02-21-14.pdfB. CPC Agenda - February 21, 20142014 CPC Agendas
C. CPC Agenda - March 7, 2014 Agenda 03-07-14 (2).pdfC. CPC Agenda - March 7, 20142014 CPC Agendas
D. CPC Agenda - March 21, 2014 Agenda 03-21-14.pdfD. CPC Agenda - March 21, 20142014 CPC Agendas
E. CPC Agenda - April 4, 2014 Agenda 04-04-14.pdfE. CPC Agenda - April 4, 20142014 CPC Agendas
F. CPC Agenda - May 2, 2014 Agenda 05-02-14.pdfF. CPC Agenda - May 2, 20142014 CPC Agendas
G. CPC Agenda - May 16, 2014 Agenda 05-16-14.pdfG. CPC Agenda - May 16, 20142014 CPC Agendas
H. CPC Agenda - September 5, 2014 Agenda 09-05-14.pdfH. CPC Agenda - September 5, 20142014 CPC Agendas
A. CPC Minutes - February 7, 2014 Meeting Minutes 02-07-14-Amended.pdfA. CPC Minutes - February 7, 20142014 CPC Minutes
B. CPC Minutes - February 21, 2014 21 14_Amended Official.pdfB. CPC Minutes - February 21, 20142014 CPC Minutes
C. CPC minutes - March 7, 2014 Meeting Minutes_Amended_03-07-14.pdfC. CPC minutes - March 7, 20142014 CPC Minutes
D. CPC Minutes - March 21, 2014 Meeting Minutes_Amended_ 03-21-14.pdfD. CPC Minutes - March 21, 20142014 CPC Minutes
E. CPC Minutes - April 4, 2014 Meeting Minutes 04-04-14.pdfE. CPC Minutes - April 4, 20142014 CPC Minutes
F. CPC Minutes - May 2, 2014 Minutes 05.02.14.pdfF. CPC Minutes - May 2, 20142014 CPC Minutes
G. CPC minutes - May 16, 2014 CPC minutes - May 16, 20142014 CPC Minutes

Committee Composition

MSC Representatives 

Duncan Graham

Dr. Elaine Burns

Sean Abel



Faculty Representatives

Javier Chapa

Charles Heimler

Padma Manian

Mark Sola

Pat Space

Classified Representatives 

Laura Garcia

Bruce Geer

Sue Hager

Deanna Herrera

Heidi Hoffman

Student Representatives

Roland Bough

Larry Harris

Alva Long

Andrew Phelps



Dr. Byron Breland
Interim President  

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