Committees

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.
Guided Pathways Guided Pathways provides a framework for colleges to help students who face barriers to completing a college education. By creating structured educational experiences, pathways support each student from the point of entry to the attainment of high-quality postsecondary credentials and employment in a chosen field.
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.

Committee Meeting List

Fall 2019 Committee Meeting List (75 KB)

Group Frequency Time Location
Academic Senate 2nd and 4th Tuesday 2:15 PM – 4:30 PM Baltic Room
Accreditation Steering Committee TBC TBC Library Ranganathan Room
Associated Student Government (ASG) Weekly on Tuesday 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Baltic Room
Classified Senate 2nd Wednesday 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Kirkorian Room
College Council 2nd and 4th Thursday 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Kirkorian Room
Curriculum Committee Weekly on Monday 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Fox 105
Curriculum Guidance Weekly on Thursday 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM OI Conference Room
Distance Education Committee (DEC) 1st and 3rd Tuesday 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM Fox 202
District Council (DC) Teleconference 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM WV Club Room
District Enrollment Management (DEMC) Teleconference 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM WV Club Room 2/10 and 3/23
MC TAV-140
Division Council Wednesday 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM OI Conference Room
2/12, 3/4 and 4/8
Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) 4th Monday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Fox 211
Guided Pathways 1st Tuesday 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Student Services Conference Room
Mental Health Services Advisory Committee Wednesday 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Club Room
Professional Development Committee 3rd Wednesday 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM SM 9
SLAPEC 1st and 3rd Tuesday 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM OI Conference Room
Student Services Council 1st and 3rd Tuesday 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM SSC 105B
Sustainability Committee 2nd and 4th Friday 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Global Citizenship Room
Last Updated 3/5/20