The Program Review Process includes a cycle of planning utilizing annual plans that allow for a longer time horizon for complicated strategies as well as the opportunity to assess progress over multiple points of time. The use of annual unit plans provides clarity in the planning process. The College Council is responsible for reviewing the progress and accomplishments of the units and committees and serves as the umbrella participatory governance committee for the college.
The following Integrated Planning Process Diagram indicates the planning processes and how they are integrated with the resource allocation and assessment processes. The integrated planning process utilizes the college strategic goals to inform units as they engage in planning through the program review process to ensure an student-focused and equity centered allocation of resources. This process is cyclical in nature to ensure self-reflection and evaluation that includes an assessment of institutional effectiveness.
Through the program review process goals and activities are identified and depending upon the nature of the goal, a resource request may be submitted. The annual unit plan provides a means of recording and monitoring progress and identifies alignment with the FCC Strategic Plan. An annual summary of the strategic objectives and annual unit plan goals is reviewed by College Council. This provides the institution with valuable information on areas identified through the program review process as being a priority for academic, student services, and administrative units.
College committees allow for constituent input into the development of key plans.
In fall 2020 Fresno City College implemented a pilot Governance Restructure. Read more in the Governance Restructure Implementation tab below. Below is a link to the implementation timeline.
Fresno City College has worked extensively to engage faculty, students, classified professionals, and management in the development of an effective governance structure. Beginning in 2015-2016, the collaborative process has included extensive meetings, external facilitation, and the work of two task force groups as outlined below:
- Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative – Spring 2016
- Strategic Planning Council (SEPC) Integrated Planning Special Meeting – Fall 2016
- PPL/Brice Harris Report – Spring 2017
- SEPC 2018 Governance Restructure Task Force – Fall 2018
- Career Ladders Project (CCLP) and RSS Consulting – Fall 2019/Spring 2020
- SEPC 2020 Governance Restructure Implementation Task Force – Summer 2020
As described in the CCLP Report, “In the process, the college recognized the need to modify the governance structure to facilitate decision-making, engagement, and inclusion of constituent voices that is grounded in equity…the college has considered the effectiveness of the governance structure in facilitating decision-making; engagement and inclusion of constituent voices; development and implementation of guided pathways; and integrating principles of equity and inclusion as a foundation supporting decision-making.”
The following documentation represents the culmination of these efforts that have resulted in the implementation of a Governance Structure Pilot that will begin in fall 2020.