Student Success Committee

​​Student Success and Student Equity Committee


The San Jose City College Student Success and Student Equity Committee will serve as an instrument for college-wide collaboration with regard to student access, achievement and engagement.

The committee will provide leadership for the planning, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive student success plan that includes, but is not limited, to components of the Student Success and Support Program plan, Student Equity plan and Basic Skills Initiative.

In addition, the committee will monitor and make recommendations to the College Advisory Council and Academic Senate.


The Student Success and Student Equity Committee reports directly to the College Advisory  Council (CAC).

Guiding Principles

 Committee members are expected primarily to represent general institutional interests beyond the interests of their disciplines, division, or special interests.  Members will work in an open, collaborative, and objective process toward consensus on recommendations to promote student success and to align with the District and College mission and values. 


  1. Review and contribute to the College Student Success & Support  Program (Matriculation Plan), Student Equity and Basic Skills plans.

  2. Make recommendations on college-wide student success performance indicators and other college data.

  3. Make recommendations on prioritizing resource allocation with funding.

  4. Gather & monitor college student success data.

  5. Identify strategies already in place that help students achieve success.

  6. Identify achievement and equity gaps where strategies need to be developed.

  7. Develop a Student Success and Support Program plan to guide the college's work in creating pathways.

  8. Identify obstacles to student success.

  9. Implement immediate actions to address/remove obstacles.

  10. Establish clear local definitions and measures of student success.

  11. Establish specific success goals or targets for the current academic year.

  12. Develop long-term action plans/interventions for improving student success.

  13. Recommend priorities for the basic skills and student success agenda.

  14. Collaborate with other established groups, committees, taskforces and programs to share information and minimize duplication of efforts.

  15. Publicize recommendations to other shared governance bodies on campus.

 Operating Requirements

  1. Agenda and minutes shall be posted in an electronic folder in advance and at the meetings.

  2. Committee actions should reflect a majority vote by a quorum of the members.

  3. Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of month from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm throughout the academic year.

  4. Meetings are open to all members of the SJCC Community.


The member shall represent the broad areas of instruction including transfer/general education programs, vocational programs, and basic skills/ESL programs and Student Affairs including matriculation/counseling and special programs.

The committee membership will consist of the following:

  • Four faculty appointed by the Academic Senate

  • Four students appointed by the Associated Student Government

  • Four classified appointed by CSEA

  • Four administrators appointed by MSCC and the College President

  • Chair of the Basic Skills committee

  • One member from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success (IESS)

The Student Success and Student Equity ​Committee will be co-chaired by the Vice-President of Student Affairs and a faculty member.

Meeting Schedule

The Student Success and Student Equity Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 2:30pm - 4:00pm. The meeting dates are as follows:




Sept. 7, 2017



​Sept. 21, 2017

2:30 - 4:00pm​


Oct. 5, 2017

​​2:30 - 4:00pm


Oct. 19, 2017

​​2:30 - 4:00pm


Nov. 2, 2017

2:30 - 4:00pm


Nov. 16, 2017

2:30 - 4:00pm


Dec. 7, 2017

​2:30 - 4:00pm


​Feb. 1, 2018

2:30 - 4:00pm​


​Feb. 15, 2018

2:30 - 4:00pm​


​Mar. 1, 2018

2:30 - 4:00pm​​


​Mar. 15, 2018

​2:30 - 4:00pm​


​Apr. 5, 2018

2:30 - 4:00pm​​


​Apr. 19, 2018

2:30 - 4:00pm​​


​May 3, 2018

2:30 - 4:00pm​​


​May 17, 2018

2:30 - 4:00pm​​


​2016 - 2017









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