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Michelle R. Fowles
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& Planning
(818) 947-2437
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Chris Gibson
Research Analyst
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Yosief Yihunie
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For Faculty & Staff > Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Planning

 

In Spring 2009, the campus evaluated its planning processes and shared governance structure.  The Big Picture Committee proposed a new shared governance structure to streamline processes and enhance links between committees involved in planning and decision making.

 

As a result of this evaluation, the campus piloted annual plans in 2009-2010 and implemented a new shared governance structure with 7 subcommittees in 2010-11.  After evaluating the first year of the new structure, a single council model with 6 subcommittees was proposed for 2011-2012.  LAVC's major planning processes are integrated in the shared governance structure.  Each Tier 2 committee is responsible for reviewing annual plan/program review modules, setting campus priorities and developing plans in specific areas:

Module

Annual Plan (AP)

Program Review (PR)

Review Committee

History, Mission and Philosophy

PR

Educational Planning Committee (EPC)

Outcomes Assessment (SLOs and SSOs)

AP, PR

SLO Committee

Curriculum Review and Planning

AP, PR

Valley College Curriculum Committee (VCCC)

Effectiveness Data

AP, PR

EPC and Program Effectiveness and Planning Committee (PEPC)

Staffing Trends and Plans

AP, PR

Hiring Prioritization Committee (HPC)

Facilities, Equipment and Technology

AP, PR

Work Environment Committee (WEC) and Technology Committee (TC)

Internal Influences and Relationships

PR

Student Success Committee (SSC)

External Influences and Relationships

PR, CTE AP

EPC

Relationship to College Planning

AP, PR

EPC

Needs Analysis and Goals

AP, PR

EPC and PEPC

Budget Implications of Planning

AP, PR

Fiscal Review and Oversight Group (FROG)

 

 

Educational Master Plan (EMP)

 

The Educational Planning Committee is responsible for monitoring and revising the LAVC Educational Master Plan 2008-2013.  Beginning with the 2013 EMP, the new EMP cycle will be 6 years.  As part of the process, the college will evaluate its mission and vision in 2011-2012 and begin planning for revision of the EMP.

 

LAVC Strategic Goals (approved by College Council 6/22/2008)

Goal 1: Increase student retention, persistence and success

Student Success as an umbrella concept is a major core commitment of Los Angeles Valley College and a significant part of the College’s Vision and Mission. Student success incorporates personal growth, development, persistence, and academic program completion

 

Goal 2: Increase student access

Providing access to all who wish to pursue post-secondary education is a key element of LA Valley’s Core Commitments, Vision and Mission. Hence, increasing student access is an essential and welcomed goal of the College.

 

Goal 3: Enhance academic offerings to meet student and regional needs

The curriculum is the heart of any college and maintaining a set of program offerings that appeals to and meets the needs of the students is essential to the future success of an institution.

 

Goal 4: Enhance institutional effectiveness

Enhancing institutional effectiveness is an ongoing goal of an institution as it seeks to fulfill its mission and is a key element of the accreditation process.

 

In Fall 2011, a workgroup revised the EMP strategies from125 to 65.  The committee removed redundancies and ensured that each of the revised strategies are measurable.  IEC accepted the motion on October 18, 2011.

 

Plan alignment: District & State Levels

 

LAVC's Educational Master Plan aligns with the Los Angeles Community College District's Strategic Plan and the California Community Colleges System Strategic Plan (see page 3).  Annually, the campus makes a presentation to the Board of Trustees responding to the College Effectiveness Reports ((2011, 2010, 2009), other accountability indicators and  updating the status its strategic planning goals as they relate to the District Strategic Plan (2012, 2011, 2010). 

 

To further ensure the link between the campus plans and the district plans, the college  is represented on district committees for decision-making and planning (LACCD District Governance and Functions Handbook).

 

California Community Colleges

Los Angeles Community College District (currently under revision)

Los Angeles Valley College

A: Promote College

Awareness and Access

1: Access – Expand

Educational Opportunity and

Access

Goal 2: Increase student

access

B: Support Student Success

and Readiness

2: Success – Enhance all

Measures of Student Success

 

3: Excellence – Support

Student Learning and

Educational Excellence

Goal 1: Increase student

retention, persistence and

success

 

Goal 3: Enhance academic

offerings to meet student and

regional needs

C: Strengthen Partnerships for

Workforce and Economic

Development

5: Collaboration – Explore

New Resources and External

Partnerships

Goal 3: Enhance academic

offerings to meet student and

regional needs

D: Improve System

Effectiveness

4: Accountability – Foster a

District-wide Culture of

Service and Accountability

Goal 4: Enhance institutional

effectiveness

E: Enhance Resource

Development

 

 

 


 

Program Review/Annual Plan Process

 

The Program Review and Annual Plan Process is facilitated by the Program Effectiveness and Planning Committee (PEPC).  In 2011, the process was enhanced to strengthen alignment with other planning and decision making functions. Cycle 3 of Program Review includes all campus areas (e.g. collaborative programs, Student Services, Administrative Services, Academic Affairs, President's Unit). In 2013, all areas will complete comprehensive Program Review.  As part of the program review process, areas must document relationships to college planning such as:

  • How the program's goals contribute to the goals of the Educational Master Plan
  • The status of any EMP implementation strategies the program is responsible for
  • The status of any plans the program is responsible for
  • Progress on student learning/ service outcomes assessment and plans for improvement

For detailed information on the process, please review the Cycle 3 Program Review Handbook.

 

 Planning and Program Review Schedule

 

2010-2011

Annual Plan

 

 

2011-2012

Annual Plan

 

Accreditation Self-Study

2012-2013

Annual Plan

Educational Master Plan (EMP) Revision/Writing

Accreditation Site Visit (Spring)

2013-2014

Annual Plan

EMP Approval

 

2014-2015

Program Review

 

 

2015-2016

Annual Plan

 

 

2016-2017

Annual Plan

 

 

2017-2018

Annual Plan

 

Accreditation Self-Study

2018-2019

Annual Plan

Educational Master Plan Revision/Writing

Accreditation Site Visit (Spring)

2019-2020

Program Review

 

 

 

 

                                                  

 

 

Institutional Assessment Plan (IAP) - draft undergoing approval process

 

The IAP specifies the details of the student learning outcome cycle (SLOAC) for courses, programs and service outcomes and the links between the SLOAC and planning. The IAP sets forth the assessment philosophy and plans for the college including, an assessment philosophy, relevant accreditation standards, means of assessment to produce quality data.

 

 

 

Student Equity Plan –  draft undergoign approval process

 

The State regulations on equity plans can be found on the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s website at: www.cccco.edu/divisions/ss/stu_equity/equity.htm

 

The LAVC Student Equity Plan 2004 is comprised of the following areas: Access, Course Completion, ESL and Basic Skills Completion, Degree and Certificate Completion, and Transfer. This plan was developed at a retreat with input from many campus constituent groups. The Student Equity Plan is updated about every five years.

 

 

Matriculation Plan –  update coming Spring 2013

 

The State matriculation regulations and guidelines can be found on the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s website at: www.cccco.edu/divisions/ss/matriculation/matriculation.htm

 

The LAVC Matriculation Plan was updated in 2005 at a Matriculation Advisory Committee Retreat. The Matriculation Plan is updated about every five years.

 -Download file here- LAVC Matriculation Plan 2005

 

Technology Plan – 2012

 

 The Los Angeles Valley Technology Committee is pleased to present the 2012-2017 LAVC Technology Plan. The college recognizes that the Technology Plan will guide a complex undertaking to be implemented in a changing environment with limited resources. As a result, it has to be a fluid plan that is subject to ongoing evaluation, review, and revisions, using the institution’s established Shared Governance process. The 2012 Los Angeles Valley College Technology Plan is divided into the following six sections:

1. Infrastructure
2. Technology Support
3. Educational Technology
4. Training
5. 508 Compliance
6. Funding

 

For reference, the 2005 plan can be found here: 2005 Technology Plan.


Budget and Planning Calendar

 

LAVC 2009-2010 Budget and Planning Calendar

LAVC 2008-2009 Budget and Planning Calendar

LAVC 2007-2008 Budget and Planning Calendar

LAVC 2006-2007 Budget and Planning Calendar

 

 Facilities Master Plan: 2003-2010

 

THE LAVC Faciltiies Master Plan documents the development of renovation and construction plans to improve campus facilities.  The LACCD obtained two bond measures about the time we finished our Master Plan in 2002. Using elements from the 2002 Master Plan, and input from Building User Groups (BUGS) and the Facilities Master Plan Committee, a Facilities Plan was developed for the creation of the new buildings. The 2003 Facilities Master Plan Update for Proposition A/AA, and a 2010 Facilities Master Plan Update for Measure J. A list of current projects, the progress on our buildings, and a map of the new construction is available at the following link: www.lavc.edu/revitalizingvalley/

 

Construction Plan 2008-2012

 

-Download file here- LAVC 2008-2012 Five-Year Construction Plan

 

 Planning Agenda

 

The LAVC 2007  Self Study and Site Visit resulted in recommendations and planning agenda items that the college strives to address in its planning efforts and daily activities. As the institiution begins its Self Evaluation for 2013, LAVC will continue to evaluate institutional practices using the ACCJC standards and the plans established by the college. For more information on Accreditation status and reports visit the LAVC Accreditation site.