College Council

College Council

About the Committee

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Role/Scope

Role/Purpose

To address college-wide issues through a collaborative, integrative approach, promoting greater communication that is accessible to the college campus at large, and to facilitate timely and effective decision-making efforts. This group will serve as one of the President’s consultative councils.

» See also: Collegewide Committee Reports

Scope

This group serves as one of the President’s consultative councils.

Charge

College Council is a collegial, consultative, and oversight body designed to serve the good of the College. The group facilitates timely, factual, and clear communication between constituents and the President. It provides recommendations to the President on collegewide matters.   The Council oversees implementation of the Strategic Plan and ensures the institution uses ongoing and systematic planning and evaluation to refine its key processes and improve student learning.

Duties of Members

Members of the Council fill a unique place in the College's structure. As members, they are the primary and most visible representative of their constituent groups. They set the standard for civility, candor, and accuracy in collegial discussion, within Council meetings and in their interactions with others in the college community. Members are conduits of information to and from the groups they represent. They should strive to understand and accept diverse points of view while attempting to reach a consensus to best serve the College as a whole. Members should expect to communicate regularly with the constituent group(s) they represent.

Goals

Bakersfield College Goals

Please click here for a pdf of the College Goals.

Student Success

Become an exemplary model of student success by developing and implementing best practices.

Professional Development

Provide relevant, timely professional growth opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of our employees and institution.

Communication

Enhance collaboration, consultation, and communication within the college and with external constituents.

Facilities, Infrastructure, and Technology

Improve maintenance of college facilities and infrastructure.

Oversight and Accountability

Improve oversight, accountability, sustainability, and transparency in all college processes.

Integration

Implement and evaluate existing major planning processes.


Strategy Map

Please click here for a pdf of the Strategy Map.

Bakersfield College Strategy Map

Procedures

  • Agendas, minutes, and support documents will be provided at least two (2) working days before any scheduled meetings. Members need to print and bring with them these materials. Members and guests who provide hard copy materials should provide twenty-two (22) copies.
  • All members may submit items for the agenda directly to the President's Office at least one week prior to each meeting.
  • The minutes will reflect actions and deadlines discussed. Issues and ideas should be reported without being attributed to specific Council members.
  • Members will be provided a list-serve to use for reporting out and soliciting input from their specific constituents.
  • Task-forces may be formed, for specific activities, from within and outside the Council to allow those with specific skills and expertise to participate.
  • Changes to the Decision Making Document will be forwarded to College Council for review and approval. (new since April 2009)
  • 10+1 and bargaining related issues will be vetted through the appropriate groups (Senate, CSEA, CCA).
  • Guests will be invited as needed for their expertise; standing committees will provide presentations to College Council as requested; written committee reports should be distributed as available to the College Council list serve (bc_collegecouncil).
  • At the close of each session, time will be set aside to recap the meeting. The group will decide those issues that are to be taken back immediately to their respective constituent groups and those issues that should be deferred until the next meeting.

Resources

Resources

Guiding Documents

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Members

Members 2014-2015

  • Sonya Christian - College President
  • Cindy Collier - Instructional Administrator
  • Zav Dadabhoy - Vice-President, Student Services
  • Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg - Vice-President, Academic Affairs
  • Anthony Culpepper - Vice-President, Finance & Admin. Services
  • Sue Vaughn - Management Association
  • Primavera Arvizu - Student Services Adminstrator
  • Kathy Rosellini - CCA - Faculty Association
  • Alex Dominguez - Student Government Association
  • Alice Desilagua - Faculty Rep., Student Services
  • Jason Stratton - Faculty Rep., Arts & Humanities
  • Jennifer Johnson- Faculty Rep., Career & Technical Ed.
  • Steven Holmes - Academic Senate President
  • Nick Strobel - Faculty Rep., Science, Health & Phys. Ed.
  • Ann Tatum - Faculty Rep., Basic Skills/ESL
  • Tina Johnson - CSEA President
  • Bernadette Martinez - Classified Rep., Admin. Services
  • Edie Nelson - Classified Rep., Student Services
  • Janet Thomas - Classified Rep., Instructional

Membership Makeup

Term lengths will vary and in cases where a constituency group is comprised of multiple members, the selection process will allow for staggered terms. This will allow for consistent representation and mentoring of new members.

Member Term
College President Ongoing
Vice-President, Academic Affairs
Serves by virtue of position; reports to Academic Affairs administrators
1 year
Instructional Administrator Appointed by the President; reports to Academic Affairs administrators 1 year
Vice-President, Student Services
Serves by virtue of position; reports to Student Services administrators
1 year
Student Services Administrator
Appointed by the President; reports to Student Services administrators
1 year
Executive Director of Administrative Services
Serves by virtue of position; reports to Administrative Services administrators
1 year
Management Association
Selected by and reports to Management Association members
2 years
Student Government Association
Appointed by SGA President; reports to Student Government Association members
1 year
CCA – Faculty Association
Appointed by CCA; reports to all faculty
1 year
Academic Senate President
Serves by virtue of position; reports to the Academic Senate
1 year
Faculty Representative - Career & Technical Education
Elected by and reports to faculty in Ag, AH, BMIT, EIT, FACE & Nursing
2 years
Faculty Representative - Basic Skills/ESL
Elected by and reports to faculty in Academic Development, English, ESL & Math
2 years
Faculty Representative – Arts & Humanities
Elected by and reports to faculty in Art, Communication, Foreign Lang, Performing Arts, Philosophy & Social Science
2 years
Faculty Representative – Science, Health & Physical Ed
Elected by and reports to faculty in Behavioral Science, Biology, Health/PE & Physical Science
2 years
Faculty Representative – Student Services
Elected by and reports to faculty in Counseling & Library/Inst. Tech.
2 years
Faculty Representative - Faculty Department Chairs
Elected by and reports to Department Chairs
1 year
Faculty Chairs & Directors Council Representative
Selected by and reports to all FCDC members
1 year
CSEA President
Serves by virtue of position; reports to all classified staff
2 years
Classified Representative - Instructional
Appointed by CSEA President; reports to instructional classified staff
2 years
Classified Representative – Student Services
Appointed by CSEA President; reports to Student Services classified staff
2 years
Classified Representative – Administrative Services
Appointed by CSEA President; reports to Administrative Services classified staff
2 years

Duties of Members

Members of the Council fill a unique place in the College's structure. As members, they are the primary and most visible representative of their constituent groups. They set the standard for civility, candor, and accuracy in collegial discussion, within Council meetings and in their interactions with others in the college community. Members are conduits of information to and from the groups they represent. They should strive to understand and accept diverse points of view while attempting to reach a consensus to best serve the College as a whole. Members should expect to communicate regularly with the constituent group(s) they represent.


Committee History

2013-2014

Members

  • Arvizu, Primavera
  • Christian, Sonya - Chair
  • Collier, Cindy
  • Dadabhoy, Zav
  • Gomez-Heitzeberg, Nan
  • Anthony Culpepper
  • Vaughn, Sue – Mngmt Assn
  • Boyles, Pam – Faculty Chairs
  • Damron, Brent – FCDC
  • Desilagua, Alice
  • Giertz, John
  • Johnson, Jennifer
  • Rodriguez, Cornelio – Acad Senate Pres
  • Strobel, Nick
  • Tatum, Ann
CLASSIFIED:
  • Johnson, Tina – CSEA Pres.
  • Marden, Jennifer
  • Nelson, Edie
  • Thomas, Janet

SGA

2012-2013

Members

  • Primavera Arvizu
  • Pamela Boyles
  • Cindy Collier
  • Zav Dadabhoy
  • Brent Damron
  • Alice Desilagua
  • John Giertz
  • Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg
  • Sean James
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Jennifer Marden
  • Edie Nelson
  • Cornelio Rodriguez
  • Meg Stidham
  • Nick Strobel
  • Ann Tatum
  • Janet Thomas
  • Sue Vaughn
  • SGA President
  • Debbie Spohn

Goals

Student Success

Become an exemplary model of student success by developing and implementing best practices.

  • Provide CurricUNET access and training for faculty
  • Enhance our students’ experience with online instruction and services
  • Develop a Skilled Certificate program for faculty and staff
  • Continue to achieve 100% participation for course and program assessments
  • Develop and implement prerequisites for general education courses
  • Leverage technology to increase completion rates
  • Focus on specific “at risk” populations

Communication

Enhance collaboration, consultation, and communication within the college and with external constituents.

  • Improve curriculum implementation and review process
  • Improve process for making technology requests
  • Develop consistent, timely, accurate and efficient forms of collegewide communication
  • Improve tracking of staff development opportunities and attendance
  • Evaluate collegewide morale and perception of communication
  • Develop and sustain partnerships with are educational institutions and businesses.

Facilities and Infrastructure

Improve maintenance of college facilities and infrastructure.

  • Increase wireless coverage on campus
  • Resolve CurricUNET Assessment module issues
  • Develop and implement multi-tiered equipment allocation process
  • Implement software to better track and prioritize maintenance needs
  • Identify collegewide learning environment and operational space needs

Oversight and Accountability

Improve oversight, accountability, sustainability and transparency in all college processes.

  • Improve Program Review processes
  • Increase variety of staff development/FLEX offerings
  • Monitor progress on Strategic Plan objectives
  • Monitor progress on Actionable Improvement Plans
  • Review college processes and provide training where needed
  • Evaluate the impact of personnel and/or program reductions

Integration

Implement and evaluate existing major planning processes.

  • Improve districtwide assessment through collaborative events
  • Ensure internal deadlines are met
  • Develop draft of Integrated Program Review
  • Take advantage of cross-committee membership to further integrate processes.
  • Evaluate college planning processes

2011-2012

Committee Members

  • Primavera Arvizu
  • Laura Borneman
  • Pam Boyles
  • Greg Chamberlain (chair)
  • Brent Damron
  • Alice Desilagua
  • Joyce Ester
  • Rebecca Flores
  • Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Jennifer Marden
  • Edie Nelson
  • Cornelio Rodriguez
  • LaMont Schiers
  • Candice Sifuentes
  • Debbie Spohn (support staff)
  • Nick Strobel
  • Ann Tatum
  • Janet Thomas
  • Sue Vaughn

2010-2011

Members

  • Anna Agenjo
  • Primavera Arvizu
  • Laura Borneman
  • Pam Boyles
  • Greg Chamberlain (chair)
  • Brent Damron
  • Joyce Ester
  • Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg
  • Tom Greenwood
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Jennifer Marden
  • Cornelio Rodriguez
  • Kathy Rosellini
  • Candice Sifuentes
  • LaMont Schiers
  • Debbie Spohn (support staff)
  • Nick Strobel
  • Bonnie Suderman
  • Janet Thomas
  • >Sue Vaughn

 

Meeting Times

1st and 3rd Fridays, 8:30-10:30 a.m.