Committee Charge
Academic Senate To make recommendations to the administration of West Valley College and to the Board of Trustees, with respect to academic and professional matters. As outlined in Title 5, the Senate's responsibilities include curriculum, degree and certificate requirements, grading policies, instructional program development, standards regarding student success, professional development, accreditation process, program review, institutional planning and budget development.
Accreditation Institutional Self Study For Reaffirmation Of Accreditation.
Budget and Resources Advisory Council (BRAC) To guide the overall budget and resource allocation process including establishing the budget and planning timeline, implementation of related procedures, and the policies and criteria used as the basis for evaluation of proposals. Reports to College Council.
Classified Senate To participate in the district and WVC shared decision making process by collecting, evaluating and disseminating information for the classified staff, and representing the aggregate interests of the classified staff before or on any district or college committee or task force; to promote and encourage activities which provide an opportunity for enhancing the involvement and staff development of the classified staff.
College Council To facilitate communication and appropriate involvement of all members of the college community through assigning issues to Executive Councils as appropriate; report on the status of issues before the councils; create committees or task forces as needed; serve as a steering committee for college-wide projects; plan resource allocation; track the work effort of the councils; report on the status of issues before the councils; and coordinate maintenance of the governance information system. The Chair votes to break a tie vote only.
Curriculum To review and recommend approval to the Board new / revised curriculum, degree and certificate programs that meet Title 5 requirements and Accreditation standards.
Distance Education Committee (DEC) To serve as a resource for and advisers to the Academic Senate, faculty, staff and administrators in matters of policy, practice and pedagogy regarding distance education and technology-enhanced instruction; assist faculty in learning about and integrating technology and distance education into the curriculum; plan and implement innovative and creative opportunities that help to grow distance learning.
Division Council
Facilities and Safety Advisory Council (FSAC) To determine on-campus facility uses and needs based on educational, rental, and safety issues. Resources are identified and upgrades and/or repairs are prioritized, funded, and implemented.
Global Citizenship To advance understanding of global concerns as they pertain to every aspect of education in the community college.
Mental Health Services Advisory (MHSAC) Enhance campus community awareness of, de-stigmatize, and respond to the mental health needs of West Valley College students in support of access, retention, and success.
Performance Goals (PGC) The Performance Goals Committee determines the annual WSCH/FTE goals and planning for each of the departments’ instructional programs and the workload goals for the other service areas in order for the college to obtain the overall assigned workload goals.

Committee is inactive as of Spring 2018.
Professional Development To provide opportunities for faculty participation in growth and development activities related to instructional improvement in support of West Valley College’s mission of academic excellence and student success.
Student Learning and Program Effectiveness Committee (SLAPEC) The goals of the West Valley College Student Learning and Program Effectiveness Committee are to develop a streamlined process that integrates learning outcome assessments and program self-evaluation; encourage thoughtful and meaningful dialogue among faculty and staff on methods and practices that help students achieve their goals; assist faculty and staff in managing learning outcome assessment data and supporting evidence for continuous quality improvement in compliance with accreditation standards; support program self-evaluation and planning based on thoughtful student assessments, collaborative dialogue and meaningful program review; act as the faculty and staff voice to ensure a transparent and systematic process that improves linkage and accountability between program review and resource allocation. This committee was formed by the merger of the Program Review Committee and the Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and Assessment Committee in Fall 2014.
Student Services Council A policy recommending group to the College Council.
Sustainability The Committee serves as an advisory group to College Council and other participatory governance groups regarding sustainability recommendations, activities and progress on campus. The committee is also responsible for writing the college’s sustainability plan using the template provided by the CCCCO.
Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) To provide recommendations to the college regarding the development and use of instructional and information technology at West Valley College.
Title III Title III is a U.S. Department of Education Strengthening Institutions grant. West Valley College's Title III grant project tag line is From Application to Graduation, Supporting Students in the Digital Age.
Vice-Presidents and Information Systems (VP/IS) To establish and articulate district technology directions, review and approve technology strategic and operational plans, establish technology priorities, review and approve proposed technology policies, develop I.S. budget alternatives for the district, and meet accreditation standards.

Participatory Governance Meeting List

Participatory Governance Meeting List Spring 2019 (90 KB)

Group Frequency Time Location
Academic Senate 2nd & 4th Tuesday 2:15 PM – 4:30 PM Baltic Room
Accreditation Steering Committee 2nd Friday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Library Ranganathan Room
Associated Student Government (ASG) Weekly on Tuesday 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Baltic Room
Board of Trustees See meeting calendar –– MC or WVC
Budget and Resources Advisory Council (BRAC) TBC 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Fox 211
Classified Senate 2nd Wednesday 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Kirkorian Pavilion
College Council 2nd & 4th Thursday 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Club Room

Curriculum Committee

Weekly on Monday 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Fox 105
Curriculum Leadership Committee (CLC) Weekly on Thursday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Cilker Career Programs Conference Room
Distance Education Committee (DEC) 1st & 3rd Tuesday 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM Fox 101
District Council (DC) Teleconference 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM WV Club Room and MC TAV-140
District Enrollment Management (DEMC) Teleconference after District Council 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM WV Club Room and MC TAV-140
2/11, 3/11, 4/29 and 5/13
District Goals Committee –– 3:30 PM TBA
Division Council 2nd Wednesday 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Kirkorian Pavilion
Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) 4th Monday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Fox 211
Global Citizenship Committee 2nd Wednesday 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM Global Citizenship Room
Graduation/Transfer Planning 1st and 3rd Thursday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Baltic Room
Integrated Planning 2nd Friday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Office of Instruction Conference Room (Library)
Load Committee –– –– WV-MC via email
Professional Development Committee 3rd Thursday 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Cilker Building
SLAPEC 1st & 3rd Tuesday 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Fox 201
Student Services Council 1st & 3rd Tuesday 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Kirkorian Pavilion
Student Success Team (SST) 1st & 3rd Thursday 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Global Citizenship Room
Sustainability Committee 2nd and 4th Friday 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Global Citizenship Room
Tech Advisory Committee (TAC) 2nd & 4th Friday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Fox 211
Last Updated 4/9/19