Consultation Council/Strategic Planning

Consultation Council/Strategic Planning

Charge: Consultation Council

  • To participate in institutional decision-making by developing recommendations for the President to advance to the Governing Board, or by developing recommendations for the President’s decision when appropriate, on matters relevant to the orderly functioning of the College including institutional planning, policy development, budget and related financial planning, staffing, and facilities and related resource allocation.
  • To facilitate college-wide communication by disseminating and interpreting Board guidance, policy, regulations and procedures to the various segments of the college community.
  • Foster a team or institutional view as opposed to an individual or constituent position.
  • To prioritize, direct, and monitor institutional activities, which assure that the campus meets or exceed standards set by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
  • Accept and forward to the Governing Board Policy Subcommittee recommendations on institutional policies.
  • Adopt administrative procedures for implementation.
  • Our commitment to diversity requires that we strive to eliminate those barriers to equity and that we act deliberately to create a safe and inclusive environment where individual and group differences are valued and leveraged for our growth and understanding as an educational community.

Strategic Planning

  • Periodically review and make recommendations on the institutional vision, value, and mission statement
  • Recommend the Strategic Plan containing the overarching strategic goals to the Governing Board
  • Oversee campus planning groups assuring coordination between the institutional plans, the strategic goals, and the institutional mission, vision, and values
  • Assure all institutional plans are based on college vision, values, mission, student learning outcomes, community expectations, and student demographics.
  • Adopt the Comprehensive Institutional Master Plan
  • Oversee the evaluation of progress on the Annual Planning Agenda
  • Recommend institutional priorities for institutional budget enhancements/reductions
  • Gather and analyze information concerning external factors affecting the institution (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) and serve as a data gathering and analysis body for the Governing Board

Accreditation Steering Committee

  • Review and approve accreditation-related reports
  • Oversee development of institutional self-evaluation
  • Participate in writing and review of self-evaluation

Committee Structure

  • 1 student representative. ASB will have the first opportunity to select a representative, but if not available, faculty or staff may recommend a student representative to the chair(s) for approval.
  • 7 Faculty appointed by Academic Senate including lead counselor, accreditation chair, and Academic Senate president (may include Division Chairs).
  • 3 classified representatives appointed by CSEA
  • 3 management representatives appointed by management group including the president
  • Chairs of Academic Planning Committee, Faciltiies Planning Committee, Human Resource Planning Committee, Institutional Effectiveness Committee, Institutional Technology Planning Committee, and Student Services Planning Committee (if not already members)
  • Chief Executive Office (Superintendent/President)
  • Chief Instructional Officer
  • Chief Business Officer
  • Chief Student Services Officer
  • Director of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer

Additional administrative members may be required by supervisors to attend in a resource capacity.

  • Elected by the committee at the second meeting in August.


  • A quorum, consisting of one member from each of four of the five constituencies (administration, classified, faculty, management, student), shall be required to conduct business.

As of June 2019 Strategic Planning Committee\Consultation Council agendas and minutes are available through BoardDocs.

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