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Governance Redesign Project

Create a new College participatory governance system that actively involves a majority of College employees and is recognized by learning and dialogue about how to achieve College goals.

Identified as Project II in Self-Evaluation Report 2017 — Quality Focus Essay

Timeline 2017-18 to 2020-21




  • Implement new participatory governance system
  • Develop and implement onboarding modules


  • Implement technology to facilitate communication
  • Develop service outcome statements
  • Develop employee orientation information on the governance structure


  •  Assess improvements in committee and student outcomes

Planning Framework

See all planning documents

Desired Goals & Outcomes

As listed in the QFE


Redesign participatory governance system to include integrated planning that is the common denominator for promoting equitable student outcomes. Use the participatory governance meetings held in spring 2016 as a starting point. See minutes archives for PaRC 2015-16.


Develop a more efficient participatory governance system that allows deeper involvement, including

  • Student voice
  • Discussion of student learning and achievement information
  • Standard meeting times for committees and department discussions
  • Scheduling meeting times when classes are not in progress
  • An examination of incentives to promote involvement
  • Development of service outcomes for the committees and a rubric for ongoing assessment
  • Development of a process that integrates College planning and allocation efforts based on Educational Master Plan goals and metrics
 3 Develop information to be added to employee orientation (faculty and staff) on the governance structure and how employee groups can participate.
 4 Create Online/Hybrid competency-based training modules for governance committee onboarding.
 5 Develop an online communication system by creating a “community of practice” around participatory governance committees.
 6 Develop a mentoring system for participatory governance in order to share institutional knowledge and effective practices.
 7 Review and revise Governance Handbook to articulate each committee’s charge, membership and communication responsibilities.

Responsible Parties

The Associate Vice Presidents, Presidents of the Academic and Classified Senates, and the Dean of Equity Programs will form a council to implement the actions outlined above in conjunction with the Integrated Planning and Budget Committee, the Program Review Committee, and the Professional Development Committee. 

As of 2018, the Community & Communication Council is charged with the above.