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Fresno City College has many committees and organizations involved in the administration and collegiality of the campus.
The Senate facilitates communication among the faculty, the college and district administration, the students, and the Board of Trustees. The Senate strives to promote the development and maintenance of teaching excellence within the framework of academic freedom, professional responsibility, and ethics. (Title 5 §53200).
Classified Senate promotes the valuable contributions made by classified professionals in creating an environment that will lead to the greatest level of student success. The Senate encourages the exchange of ideas, understanding, and cooperation between classified staff, faculty, administrators, and students in the best interest of enriching the educational environment. We are here to help you meet those goals. Comments and suggestions are always welcome and your participation is greatly appreciated. Classified Senate ensures that the concerns and successes of the staff on campus can be shared.
Responsible for establishing and implementing guidelines within Board Policy for exempting students from disqualification and for reviewing and recommending to the College President policies, guidelines and/or procedures for academic regulations and standards.
The purpose of the Budget Advisory Committee is to represent the college community and to ensure the financial resources of the college are allocated in response to priorities established in the planning processes of the institution, including strategic planning and program review.
The purpose of the College Governance Review Committee is to ensure that all constituent groups actively participate in the college's planning and decision-making. The role of the committee is to review and ensure that the participatory governance process is maintained. The College Governance Review Committee does not make recommendations related to the actual decision, but rather serves as an investigating body regarding whether or not participatory governance has been followed.
The Commencement Committee is responsible for the planning and organization of the College’s Commencement activities including the Commencement Exercises, Honors Ceremony, Certificate Ceremony, and Dean’s Medallion Ceremony. The Committee is made up of a diverse collection of faculty, staff, and administrators from various departments on campus.
The Distance Education Advisory Committee (DEAC) is responsible for reporting and making recommendations to the Strategic Planning Council on all matters related to Distance Education. The duties of this committee are:
The Enrollment Management Committee recommends to the President and the Strategic Planning Council goals, objectives, intended outcomes, strategic activities, and assessment and evaluation of data that will support campus efforts to facilitate and improve student enrollment, retention, persistence, and success.
The purpose of the Fresno City College Facilities Committee is to support the College’s Strategic Plan goals and objectives by promoting safe, adequate, well-maintained facilities that support excellence in education and maintain the beauty and historical significance of our facilities.
The financial aid appeal committee reviews appeals for students who are not meeting financial aid satisfactory academic standards and/or have reached maximum timeframe. The appeal committee consists of members from various departments. They meet once a week to review the appeals and determine an approved or denied status.
The Purpose of the Human Resources Committee is to represent the College community and identify college human resource needs in response to priorities established in the planning process of the institution including strategic planning and program review.
The Institutional Research and Effectiveness Committee is responsible for reporting and making recommendations to the Strategic Planning Council on all matters related to research, evaluation, and data to ensure that research supports the college in carrying out its mission.
The purposes of Management Council are to make management decisions or recommendations to the president, clarify and/or define college operational policies and procedures and make recommendations to the president as appropriate, coordinate college planning and budgeting efforts, share information of interest or concern with administration, and address problems or concerns that are not addressed elsewhere in the organization of the college.
The Mission/Purpose of the Outcomes & Accessment Committee (OAC) is to oversee all campus assessment activities. The primary responsibility for developing outcomes and analysis of the assessment data lies within the individual instructional and support groups of the college.
The Outcomes and Assessment Committee meets once per month to facilitate dialogue and reporting of SLOs. Refer to the Committee Operating Agreement for more details.
Each academic division of the college should have a representative serving on the committee. Additional appointed members represent the campus.
The President's Advisory Council helps to advise the president on operational and policy issues and concerns.
The Professional Development Committee is responsible for overseeing planning, reporting, and surveying for the purpose of directing professional development activities for all employees of Fresno City College. The Committee’s recommendations shall be made to all constituencies and the Strategic Planning Council as appropriate.
As part of the integrated planning process, the Program Review Committee is responsible for maintaining a process by which instructional and non-instructional programs systematically assess themselves using data to ensure currency, relevance, and achievement of stated goals and outcomes that adhere to the college mission and strategic plan.
The District may grant a leave of absence for study and travel (sabbatical) under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement to any academic employee who has rendered service to the District for at least six consecutive years preceding the granting of the leave, but not more than one such leave of absence shall be granted in each six-year period. Sabbaticals for academic employees who are members of the bargaining unit will be governed by the collective bargaining agreement.
The class advancement committee evaluates class advancement requests from full-time faculty then makes a recommendation to human resources regarding salary placement. In addition, the committee is responsible for pre-approving classes for advancement that are outside the faculty member’s professional assignment, lower division units, and any training, workshops, CEU’s, etc.
The Speakers' Forum Committee finds speakers of various topics and interests to bring to the campus. Each year the topics can vary according to what is of the social interest, need or availability.
The Strategic Planning Council (SPC) is the college's decision making body that coordinates the college's strategic planning process by establishing college goals and objectives, establishing priorities for planning and resources, monitoring the progress towards the completion of college goals and objectives and establishing ad hoc committees essential to the strategic planning implementation. The SPC considers recommendations from Program Review and Strategic Planning Advisory Committees when making decisions.
The Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) develops, writes, evaluates, and updates the Fresno City College Campus Technology Plan. The purpose of the TAC is to evaluate, review, and advise in planning for acquisition, maintenance, and use of current and future technology throughout the college. The committee submits policy recommendations that are strategic in nature to the Strategic Planning Council, operational in scope to the College President, and acts as an advisory board to the District Technology Committee. In addition, the committee recommends training activities that assist all college faculty and staff in the uses of technology.